It is extremely important to carry out a TgAA blood test prior to mating. This test has the ability to predict the onset of hypothyroidism long before symptoms show. You should ask your vet to take a blood sample and send it to:
NATIONWIDE SPECIALIST LABORATORIES,
Unit 2, Sawston Park,
requesting the TgAA analysis.
A special discounted price of £31.55+vat has been negotiated . Please quote “UK Saluki” to qualify for this price.
The laboratory will send the result of the test, in full confidence, only to your vet.
If your dog (or bitch) is showing symptoms of hypothyroidiism, then a full blood panel test should be carried out to confirm hypothyroidism.(or not). You may contact the saluki breed health coordinator by email :mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.