The Boykin Spaniel Foundation® Specialty Plate is now available online through the DMV website at www.scdmvonline.com. The fee is $30 every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each tag will go directly to the Boykin Spaniel Foundation®. $20.84 from every new tag registration and $26.02 from every tag renewal gets donated to the BSF.
Hip Dysplasia, Eye Abnormalities (Juvenile Cataracts), Heart Abnormalities (Pulmonic Stenosis), Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), Patellar Luxation (knees), Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM).
Please visit the OFA website for specific breed disease information
Breeding Results for Inherited Diseases
The Boykin Spaniel Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity
Mission Statement: To further by clinical study, laboratory and genetic research, and publication the knowledge of chronic diseases in the Boykin spaniels and other canine and the application of such knowledge to the prevention of and treatment of these diseases.
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The dog used in seal above and on the SCDVM license tag is of Queene "Hollie" Noel owned by Judge Bill Cade of West Columbia, SC.
Whether you plan to breed your dog or not, their medical information should still be vital to you. Each of these diseases is debilitating. The onset of some only occurs well after maturity. A few can be surgically repaired; others have no remedy. The test results are a valuable tool upon which breeders are expected to use when evaluating future dam/sire pairings, in order to continually better the health of future generations, but not all breeders are as thorough as others.
Results of testing are required to be sent to the Orthopedic for Animals (www.ofa.org). See the Policies on Reimbursements page to review the fee schedule and Reimbursement Policy.