The following seminars are now available on DVD. See your VJRTC May-June newsletter for
more information, or contact John Hickey at email@example.com, or Darlene Irvine at
You may choose two of the seminars to be on one DVD.
Half the proceeds from these DVDs will be donated to Russell Rescue.
BAER TESTING AVAILABLE
|How exciting is this? We’ve been wishing for Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
testing availability, other than at Nationals, and now here it is. Dr. Charles Hickey, DVM, in
Arvonia, VA, has purchased all the necessary equipment and is making the test available to all
of us at extremely affordable rates.
For those of you who are not familiar with BAER testing, here is a description directly from the
“This test records brain responses to click sounds delivered to an ear. It does not require a
behavioral response from the animal, hence no chance of misinterpretation of a dog's
response. The test can be done quickly (with the appropriate equipment), and will give a
definitive record of each ear's response to sound. The BAER is currently being used to
eliminate or reduce the incidence of genetic expression of deafness from several breeds of
dogs (i.e., Dalmatians, English Setters). Since deafness is a genetic defect, and since it
appears essentially at 2-3 weeks of age, testing the pup anytime after 5 weeks of age with the
BAER has become an excellent way to identify the auditory status of individual dogs. This
deafness trait has not been observed to develop gradually in dogs, and does seem to be an
all-or-none situation for each ear.”
Dr. Hickey’s fees for BAER testing are as follows:
Call Dr. Hickey for an appointment at 434-581-1979, 804-360-0100, or 804-745-3276; or email him at
Be a responsible breeder and/or pet owner -- take advantage of these phenomenal rates and get your
puppies and your adults BAER tested.
Thanks for all the donations for the basket!
We won the Battle of the Baskets at 2011 Nationals!!!
Also please email MeganCV88@hotmail.com with any members
winnings from Nationals so they can be posted.
Pictures would be great!
We have backpacks and t-shirts available.
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