Italian Greyhound Health
Early Detection Test for Thyroid Disease by Oxford Laboratory
Affordable, effective, and easy test for autoimmune thyroiditis that can be done in your own home.   
Visit this web site to order your VT20 Screening kit.
(800) 266-9477
VT20 (single): $27.00
VT20 (6pack): $130.00 ($21.67ea)
VT20(12pack): $240.00($20.00ea)
Recommended Health Testing

1. Brucellosis. While brucellosis is not an inherited disease, it is a sexually transmitted disease and can infect humans. Therefore, the IGCA recommends brucellosis testing of all breeding stock prior to each breeding.
2. CERF ( Canine Eye Registry Foundation) eye exams annually until age 10.
3. OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) hip x-rays and patella evaluation once after age two.
4. OFA thyroid testing annually from ages two to four and then bi-annually until age eight.
The Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) is an organization that was founded by a group of concerned, purebred owner/breeders who recognized that the quality of their dog's lives were being affected by heritable eye disease. CERF was then established in conjunction with cooperating, board certified, veterinary ophthalmologists, as a means to accomplish the goal of elimination of heritable eye disease in all purebred and recently hybrid dogs by forming a centralized, national registry.
Autoimmune Study - Italian Greyhounds
A DNA study in the genetics of the Italian Greyhounds.