Health

International Federation for Eurasier Breeding (IFEZ)

Health Recommendations

Maintaining and improving the health of our breed, according to the FCI standard No 291, is the main aim of IFEZ.

The information exchange at our meetings, as well as throughout the year, enables an exchange about strategies and new scientific recommendations in breeding. We can also discuss newly emerging diseases and many other topics. Based on this, we can formulate recommendations for the maintenance and improvement of breed health.

These comprehensive recommendations have contributed significantly to the careful breeding of our Eurasiers and their development.

The following are the essential aspects that make a membership interesting for your club

  • Jointly developed health recommendations based on collected data and their evaluation for breeding
  • Recording of as many health data as possible
  • Information exchange at annual meetings
  • Recommendation on how to observe and record diseases with a view to early recognition and suppression through selective breeding
  • A working group on health, headed by an expert, wherever possible
  • Lectures on health topics and breeding
  • Collective blood data bank

The following are the main data collected by specialist vets and laboratories (principally Biocontrol and Laboklin) and put into the (IFEZ) database:

  • Hip Dysplasia (HD)
  • Patella Luxation (PL)
  • Elbow Dysplasia (ED)
  • Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae (LTV)
  • Thyroid values
  • Dandy-Walker-Like-Malformation (DWLM)
  • Eye Screening (e.g. Glaucoma)
  • Coat colours (E+S loci)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Epilepsy

Additionally, many clubs send blood samples to a blood bank (Generatio GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) to have genetic material available in case a need arises to use material of older or deceased Eurasiers.

Generatio Sol. GmbH

Tierärztliches Institut für molekulare Genetik

Biocontrol

Veterinär Labor Partner

IFEZ member associations

EKW - Eurasier Klub Weinheim
SEK - Suomen Eurasier Kerho Finnland
ZG - Zuchtgemeinschaft für Eurasier
EVN - Eurasier Vereniging Nederland
ECA - Eurasier Club Austria
ECB - Eurasierclub Belgien
EFS - Eurasier Freunde Schweiz
EKD - Eurasier Klubben Dänemark
USEC - United States Eurasier Club
ECI - Eurasier Club Italiano
SEA - Southern Eurasier Association (UK)
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