| ||Gordon Setter health survey.|
The findings published in past studies have guided the research funds which the Foundation and the Health Committee commit to scientific studies. Only by surveying the current state of health in our breed are we able to determine which health issues are of most significance today.
This survey will be analyzed and recorded by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). All information submitted is confidential and numbers are used only in aggregate.
Please use a separate survey form for each Gordon Setter you have owned, living or deceased. As you complete a survey for each dog, simply restart a new one for the next dog you are reporting.
In order to complete the survey you will need information regarding your dog's health.
Your veterinarian will be able to supply you with a list of issues your dog has had diagnosed , so that you are able to use the diagnosis listed under each category. Whenever possible, please use a veterinary diagnosis. There is a box under every category where you can add a diagnosis if it is not listed.
You will need to indicate which vaccines your dog has had, and what flea/tick and heartworm preventative you use.
You will be asked what health clearances your dogs have, so have your certificates at hand for each dog.
This is a very comprehensive survey. It may take you 20-30 minutes to complete, especially for the first dog you submit. In many instances, when you answer "yes" there are other questions that will populate.
Please share the link to this survey with every Gordon Setter owner you know. ALL Gordon Setter owners are invited to participate in order to make this survey as valid, valuable and complete as possible.
Please enter complete information for deceased dogs, and current information for any dogs that are living that have significant health issues. At this time, updating information on living dogs that you had previously entered is possible by marking "Yes" to the question about reporting an update, and then only entering the updated information. There may be a small impact on the overall number of dogs. OFA is still working through how to best handle updates.