Archive for the ‘Health Exams’ Categoryby Northernmost on January 13, 2015 in HEALTH, Health Exams, Hilary, Wilder with No Comments
Hilary, Mtn Home’s Northernmost Hiking Hilary, WTD, and Wilder, Mtn Home’s NM A Touch of The Wild, WTD, had their eyes examined today and passed with clear/normal eyes! Congratulations to their breeders Sue and Roy Fuller!
Wilder and Hilary in April 2014.
Lyra had her pretty brown eyes examined yesterday with clear results! Congratulations to her breeders Nicola Singh and Stuart Winterton of Sledog Alaskan Malamutes & Greenland Dogs. We are lucky to have a certified ophthalmologist just 30 minutes away from home, which is quite a difference to when we lived in Lapland, and had to travel four hours to get to the nearest clinic. This was Lyra’s first exam but she sat on the table like a pro and the ophthalmologist got a good look into her eyes. I’m always surprised to see how well the dogs cope with having the lights turned off inside a small room while a stranger gazes into their eyes using a bright light. Maybe they are hypnotised into obedience?
We recently weighed and measured Lyra and she is 59 cm (23.2″) and weighs 32 kg (70.55 lb). That’s pretty much spot on what we guessed when she was a puppy 🙂
GREAT NEWS! Tuisku and Hilary both passed their EYE EXAMS today! It’s always a big relief afterwards. Now we’re off to celebrate the results with a muddy late night run in the rain…whatever makes them happy! 😉
Keikewabic’s Tundra Tuisku, “Tuisku”, in March 2013.
Mtn Home’s Northernmost Hiking Hilary, “Hilary”.
We received some more test results this week: our boys Nordiclight’s Thunder and Keikewabic’s Tundra Tuisku have both been tested for polyneuropathy with the result homozygous normal. You can learn more about this hereditary disease by reading the article Perspectives on Polyneuropathy published by the AMCA. If you wish to test your Malamute we recommend that you visit the website www.ampoly.info or contact your breed club for more information.
Thunder & Tuisku
Two young Canadian boys together in front of the sled in 2006. Thunder was 19 months old and Tuisku 7 months old. They both did really well during their first sledding season.
We send out a big congratulations to breeder Toni Bøgemose Chrillesen of Unavoq Kennels in Denmark, as all puppies in the Extreme North litter between Keikewabic’s Tundra Tuisku, WTD, WPD and DKCH Unavoq’s Dakotah Uniq, born in September 2010, have now been through their health exams with excellent results. All seven pups have A hips, free elbows and clear eyes. Big congratulations also to Bettina and Anders Lübbert who co-own the dam and did an excellent job of raising this litter. Tuisku is very proud of his kids 🙂
We did a routine thyroid test on Tuisku during September and as expected the result was thyroid normal and negative for TgAA. Since Tuisku is already seven years of age, and is negative for TgAA (Thyroglobulin Autoantibodies), the risk of him developing this disease at a later stage in life is quite small. For this test we used the laboratory at the University Animal Hospital in Uppsala, Sweden (SLU). If you live in Sweden and wish to test your dog, you can download This form and bring it to your vet when you take the blood sample. Remember to make the appointment in the beginning of the week, to make sure the sample doesn’t get stuck in the mail over the weekend. We recommend using the following alternative on the form: Tyreoidea: Fritt-T4+Tot-T4+TSH+TgAA (hund).
It’s always great to receive good news about health!