Kennel Club Provides £30,000 to Support the CMSM Scheme

April 2015 The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and British Veterinary Association (BVA) have pledged £30,000 for MRI scans taken before the inception of the BVA/KC CM/SM Scheme to be re-assessed by the Scheme. This offer of £100 per MRI scan will apply to KC registered dogs only. Assessing older MRI scans will aid the understanding of the disease, and provide data to help in the development of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs). EBVs can be used to help to select dogs at lower risk of passing on complex inherited diseases such as CMSM and are already being used for Hip dysplasia (HD) and Elbow dysplasia (ED) in some breeds. This addresses the concerns of Cavalier breeders about the cost of using the official CMSM scheme. It is very much hoped that breeders take up this grant.