OES Health & Testing

In this section we aim to provide as much information as possible on diseases, conditions and illnesses that are known to affect the OES breed. Please refer to the drop down menu above or click on the links below to access the information you require. Testing for Hereditary & Genetic problems can now be done via The College Of Veterinary Medicine These tests are in the USA at present.

Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA)

To understand the diagnosis of cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) in the Old English Sheepdog, you must understand the condition. CA causes a progressive loss of muscular co-ordination. [Read More...]

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia is a relatively new disease found amongst some OES (approx 15 - 20%). There has been some DNA research done into this disease by Professor Anne Merveille in Belgium.. [Read More...]

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Bone conditions

If after careful veterinary examination and xrays, one of these conditions is found, it is recommended by veterinary surgeons that animals should not be used for breeding purposes. [Read More...]

Eye Conditions

Eyelid Rolled Inward (Entropion) This is the most common congenital defect of the eyelids. It may also be caused by injury or long-standing disease of the lids. Some cases are complicated by blepharospasm. . [Read More...]

If there are questions in this section that have not been answered or if you would like to know more general information about conditions that can affect the Old English Sheepdog please contact Mrs Pauline Barnes on tel: 07796 144570