ORCHID

ORCHID is the Officially Registered Canine Health Information Database for the ANKC. The ANKC is committed to improving the health of all pedigreed dogs. The purpose of this web site is to allow on-line recording of health information by health professionals and to make statistical information derived from that data publicly available. To encourage dog owners to provide information, the owners will be able to specify, for each test result, whether the result is public or private.

At the current time the web site is only doing hips and elbows but we hope to be adding other health information soon..

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Members

ANKC members can login to create pre-filled CHED Submission Forms. Learn how to create a CHED submission form here.

If you are unable to login you can download a blank CHED form here.

Statistics

By recording health results over a number of years and plotting statistics like five year rolling breed averages we can determine general trends, e.g. are hip scores in a particular breed getting better or worse. Click here to see the latest hip score statistics or Click here to see the latest spine score statistics.

Health Schemes

Currently we have fully implemented the CHED scheme and are close to releasing the ACES scheme. This will be followed shortly by DNA results.


CHED

CHED is the Canine Hip and Elbows Dysplasia scheme. You can read more about it here on the main ANKC web site..

Hip score statistics are automatically updated as new results are added by the radiologists on the panel. To see the latest statistics click here. .

ANKC members can create a pre-filled CHED Submission form by logging in with their ANKC member number and password using the login form at the top of this page. A pre-filled form will save you time as you don't have to manually enter dog details. Click here for instructions on creating a pre-filled CHED submission.

Alternatively you can download a blank CHED submission form.

CHED Panellists

NAMECONTACT DETAILS
Dr Roger Lavelle 80 Ashworths Road Lancefield. VIC. 3435. Telephone: 03 5429 1682 Email: roger@lavellesdiagnosticimaging.com.au
Dr Mariano Makara PO Box 634 Lane Cove. NSW. 1595. Telephone: 0416 051 002 Email: hipscoring.makara@gmail.com Web: www.vetscoring.com
Dr Jenny Richardson PO Box 3477 Broadway Nedlands LPO WA 6009 Telephone: 0417 911 246 Email: Jen.Richardson@iinet.net.au

Email: ALL

ACES

ACES is the Australian Canine Eye Scheme and is a national assessment system for registered dog breeds that offers a reliable screening service for a range of congenital and inherited eye conditions. ACES panellists recommend against breeding from dogs affected by recognised or suspected hereditary eye conditions due to the risk of progeny being affected. Eye assessments are carried out by registered veterinary eye specialists. The program is administered by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) to ensure it meets national quality assurance standards and is endorsed by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) as a reliable screening service, valuable to dog breeders and owners. Links as follows: .

The ACES online database is currently being trialled and should become operational mid next year.

Age and frequency of ACES testing

In breeds where aquired/non-congenital hereditary eyes diseases (ie those not present at birth) occur, eye testing ideally starts at around one year of age and continues on an annual basis, with a certificate needing to be less than 12 months old for it to be ‘current’. In breeds where congenital hereditary eyes diseases (ie those present at birth) occur, eye testing takes the form of a one off ‘litter screen’ for the specific condition at 6-12 weeks of age. Further testing as individual adults may be required if acquired hereditary disease is also recognised in the breed. Click ACES Canine Breed Schedule for Hereitary Eye Diseases to see details of the specific breeds with recognised congenital and acquired hereditary eye conditions, plus those breeds currently ‘under investigation’ for particular conditions.

Information needed at an ACES eye screen examination

The ACES panellist will need the dog’s ANKC registered name and number, microchip number to enable a data base search to bring up all other current details for the ACES certificate. The dog also needs a readable microchip to verify its identity. In the case of litter screens, these same ANKC and microchip details will be needed for both the sire and dam.

Panellists

The panellists’ names appear alphabetically under the State or Territory where services may be provided. New legislation is being introduced State by State that allows registrable professional qualifications to be recognized in States other than the State of primary registration, but this does not yet apply for veterinarians across all State boundaries / in all jurisdictions.

The following veterinarians hold current specialist registration in one or more States or Territories, and may conduct examinations and sign ACES certificates provided they are duly registered or they comply with the mutual recognition provisions applicable to that jurisdiction. In addition to maintaining current specialist registration, all serving ACES Panellists are expected to be financial members of the AVA.

ACES Panellists

Queensland

Dr Michael Bernays Animal Eye Services Shop 14, The Centre at Springwood, 1 Lexington Rd Underwood QLD 4119 E-mail: animaleye@vss.net.au Practice Telephone: 07 3341 1981 Website: www.animaleye.com.au Dr Vicki Liddle Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre 57 Old Northern Rd, Albany Creek, QLD E-mail: vickil@bvsc.com.au Practice Telephone Number: 07 3264 9400 Website: www.bvsc.com.au Dr Edith Hampson Veterinary Specialist Services Jindalee Home Centre, 34 Goggs Rd, Jindalee, QLD Email: ehampson@vss.net.au Practice Telephone: 1800 442 648 Website: www.vss.net.au Dr Tony Read Visits Far North Queensland every 3-4 months Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals 204 Anzac Highway, Plympton SA 5038 Email: reception@voreyevet.com.au Practice Telephone: 08 7324 2810

New South Wales

Dr Mark Billson Small Animal Specialist Hospital 1 Richardson Place (off Delhi Road), North Ryde 2113 Email: mbillson@sashvets.com Practice Telephone: 02 9889 0289 Website: www.sashvets.com Dr Allyson Groth Small Animal Specialist Hospital 1 Richardson Place (off Delhi Road), North Ryde 2113 Email: agroth@sashvets.com Practice Telephone: 02 9889 0289 Website: www.sashvets.com Dr Bruce Robertson Retired from full time specialist practice but conducts ACES Clinics by appointment, at various urban and NSW regional locations. Email: bfrob01@gmail.com Mobile: 0411 882210 Dr Cameron Whittaker Eye Clinic for Animals 64 Atchison Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 and RSPCA 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, NSW 2199 Email: eyeclinicforanimalsaustralia@gmail.com Practice telephone: 02 9436 4884 or 0457 393 838 Website: www.eyeclinicforanimals.com.au Dr Jeffrey Smith Eye Clinic for Animals 64 Atchison Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 and RSPCA 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, NSW 2199 Email: eyeclinicforanimalsaustralia@gmail.com Practice telephone: 02 9436 4884 or 0457 393 838 Website: www.eyeclinicforanimals.com.au Dr Andrew Turner Visits Albury-Wodonga every 7- 9 weeks All Animal Eye Services 5 Andrew St, Mt Waverley, VIC 3149 Email: clinic@allanimaleyes.com Practice Telephone: 03 9808 2822 Website: www.allanimaleyes.com

Australian Capital Territory

Dr Bruce Robertson Retired from full time specialist practice but conducts ACES Clinics by appointment, at various urban and NSW regional locations. Email: bfrob01@gmail.com Mobile: 0411 882210 Dr Cameron Whittaker Eye Clinic for Animals 64 Atchison Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 and RSPCA 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, NSW 2199 Email: eyeclinicforanimalsaustralia@gmail.com Practice telephone: (02) 9436 4884 or 0457 393 838 Website: www.eyeclinicforanimals.com.au Dr Jeffrey Smith Eye Clinic for Animals 64 Atchison Street, Crows Nest, NSW 2065 and RSPCA 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, NSW 2199 Email: eyeclinicforanimalsaustralia@gmail.com Practice telephone: (02) 9436 4884 or 0457 393 838 Website: www.eyeclinicforanimals.com.au

Victoria

Dr Chloë Hardman Melbourne EyeVet 9-11 Miles Street, Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria 3170 Email: info@melbourneeyevet.com.au Practice Telephone: 03 9545 0103 Website: www.melbourneeyevet.com.au Dr Anu O’Reilly Melbourne EyeVet 9-11 Miles Street, Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria 3170 Email: info@melbourneeyevet.com.au Practice Telephone: 03 9545 0103 Website: www.melbourneeyevet.com.au Dr Simon Hurn All Animal Eye Services 5 Andrew St, Mt Waverley, VIC 3149 Email: clinic@allanimaleyes.com Practice Telephone: 03 9808 2822 Website: www.allanimaleyes.com Dr Jessica Nevile All Animal Eye Services 5 Andrew St, Mt Waverley, VIC 3149 Email: clinic@allanimaleyes.com Practice Telephone: 03 9808 2822 Website: www.allanimaleyes.com Dr Andrew Turner All Animal Eye Services 5 Andrew St, Mt Waverley, VIC 3149 Email: clinic@allanimaleyes.com Practice Telephone: 03 9808 2822 Website: www.allanimaleyes.com Dr Robin Stanley Animal Eye Care 181 Darling Road, East Malvern, VIC 3145 Email: info@animaleyecare.com.au Practice Telephone: 03 9563 6488 Website: http://www.animaleyecare.com.au Tasmania Dr Andrew Turner Visits Launceston and Hobart every 7 - 9weeks All Animal Eye Services 5 Andrew St, Mt Waverley, VIC 3149 Email: clinic@allanimaleyes.com Practice Telephone: (03) 9808 2822 Website: www.allanimaleyes.com

South Australia

Dr Tony Read Veterinary Ophthalmic Referrals 204 Anzac Highway, Plympton SA 5038 Email: reception@voreyevet.com.au Practice Telephone: (08) 7324 2810 Website: www.voreyevet.com.au

Western Australia

Dr Martyn King Perth Animal Eye Hospital 18 Bradshaw Crescent, Manning, 6152, WA Email: martyn@pertheyevet.com.au Practice Telephone: 08 6110 1616 Website: www.pertheyevet.com

Northern Territory

Dr Anu O’Reilly Visits Darwin every 4-6 months Melbourne EyeVet 9-11 Miles Street, Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria 3170 Email: info@melbourneeyevet.com.au Practice Telephone: 03 9545 0103 Website: www.melbourneeyevet.com.au