VIZSLA HEALTH ISSUES
VIZSLA INFLAMMATORY POLYMYOPATHY (VIP)
Autoimmune conditions are present in many breeds of
dog the Vizsla is not exempt from them
Typical onset is usually is around 9 months to two years of age and frequently there is an acute episode of retching, gagging, choking, dysphagia and hyper salivation.
difficulty swallowing food and water
muscle wastage around the skull
Inability to open the mouth correctly
Raised CK levels
Research is being carried out and you
can view more details on this condition here
The Animal Health Trust have given some advice to breeders that physically affected dogs should not be bred from and breeders should not repeat matings that produced an affected offspring.
VIP and the Gunfield Kennel
At the Gunfield kennel we are proud to be upfront and honest about health issues so here is the information we have regarding dogs of our breeding this info is correct to the best of our knowledge and was last updated on 17/07/2017.
Thankfully the cases of VIP in our lines are very rare, to the best of our knowledge we ourselves have only bred one dog with confirmed VIP (Gunfield Golden Flames DOB 09/11/2013) in 397 puppies bred over a 18 year period.
In addition to our own homebred puppies there have been two further cases produced by dogs we stand/stood at stud again this is during a 18 year period.
Berci produced 291 offspring one was affected
Nador produced 184 offspring one was affected
We will continue to follow the advise of the Animal health trust in regard to breeding policy