Health Glossary



ACV0                                 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

CAER                                     Companion Animal Eye Registry (OFA)

CARDIAC                              Heart Disease Tests – 2 types – Basic and Advanced (requires a cardiologist)

CMS                                       Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

CHIC                                      Canine Health Information Center (OFA Health Screening Registry Program)

CN                                          Canine Narcolepsy

CNM                                      Centronuclear Myopathy

CPRA                                     Central Progressive Retinal Atrophy

CRD                                        Chronic Renal Disease

CS                                           Canine Cystinuria

CT                                           Copper Toxicosis – testing is for risk

DILUTE                                  D-Locus Coat Color Gene

D-LOCUS                              Dilute Coat Color Gene

DM                                         Degenerative Myelopathy – testing is for risk

DNA                                       Genetic Panel – may be used for parentage identification –may be used to identify disease

EIC                                          Exercise-Induced Collapse

HNPK                                    Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis

LGENE (FGF-S)                   Long Coat Gene

MCD                                      Macular Corneal Dystrophy

OA                                          Osteoarthritis

OFA/OFFA                          Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (Registry)

OFA-Hips/Elbows/Eyes  Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia and ACVO Eye Exam results submitted to OFA for CHIC registry

OCD                                       Osteochondritis Dissecans – a cartilage disease

OPTIGEN                             Gene Mutation Testing Service for RD/OSD

OSD                                       Oculoskeletal Dysplasia

PATELLAS                            Kneecaps – also called slipped stifles

PENNHIP                             Radiographic Hip Screening/Evaluation Service

PKD                                        Polycystic Kidney Disease

PRA                                        Progressive Retinal Atrophy – there are many types – some do not occur in Labradors

PRCD                                     Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration – listed as prcd form of PRA- main form in Labradors

PRA-CRD4/CORD1           Progressive Retinal Atrophy-Progressive Rod-Cone Dystrophy

RD                                          Retinal Dysplasia

RD/OSD                                Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia

SD2                                     Skeletal Dysplasia 2 – Dwarfism

XLMTM                                X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy