Help asap please

@pedro:

i just dont'know what to do right now!!.i have been crying my head off.!! he hasnt'shown any signs yet but i was just he was tested as risk!.

If tested Affected, he will not show signs till after the age of two years. But you need to learn about strip testing and how it is done. Please again, go to www.basenjihealth.org and read about it. The best thing you can do for yourself and your Basenji is to learn as much as possible.

hi tanza, is that a real resault saying risk!>??? that's all they said to me today, on the phone. should i even to another test?, because i did kinda rubb tohard in the curcle area on the test.!!??

They should have emailed you a confirmation number that you can then go to the website and login and see the actual result.

Here is the webpage to enter the confirmation number
http://www.offa.org/orderstatus.html

If you did not recieve a confirmation number, email ofa@offa.org and request a duplicate of your confirmation number.

i did get a confermation # but i type it in and get nothing!, but maybe you can and get something?. # SU44T-FBDBJ!

Or where on the site do i go to to get the resaults???.

I hope this isn't what I think it is. Who did you phone? Sorry, none of this makes sense to me.

the ofa.org site?> #573-442-0418!!! why>??????? could i have done the test wrong and thats' why there saying that/???>!!!

what do u thank it is>?????!!!

Give me a little time to check with some people and I will post when I get a response. Probably in a day or so.

thank u! i just went back on the ofa.org site and put my confermation # in and it came up but it's saying that he's ?t risk".!.please get back to me saap. and thank soooooo much for every ones'help here!. i'll take to u in a day or to!.thks again.!

Lisa, yourwonderful. I admire you so much!

Pedro, I am sorry, I made a mistake. Again, I am sorry.

what do u mean a mistake ? on what???>

I am very sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news but AT RISK means Probably Affected which is what will show up on the OFA website. Probably Affected dogs are not issued an OFA certificate.

That is sad news - I am sorry to hear it. Now it's most important to do as much for your dog, Pedro, that you can, by working very hard to keep your basenji as healthy as possible, and to find a good vet to work with. Others here will be able to offer you more information - I just send my best wishes.

hi, i talked to another breeder and she has never heard if a test coming back at risk!, and told me the same thing as ivoss was saying before that that is not a sure resault!. that it's not a diagnoses!to see if i can get another test at no charge!!!.

if a basenji carries both genes i'm guessing the genes are carrier and affected/ does that mean the dog is at RISK OF DEVELOPING THE FANCONI OR DOES IT MEAN THAT THEY MIGHT NOT EVER GET IT!!???>

@pedro:

hi, i talked to another breeder and she has never heard if a test coming back at risk!, and told me the same thing as ivoss was saying before that that is not a sure resault!. that it's not a diagnoses!to see if i can get another test at no charge!!!.

Lisa checked with Jon Curby who works with the U of MO lab and OFA and it does mean Prob. Affected. They just changed the name to At Risk, however we believe that they will be changing it back. Jon was going to check and see why it was changed, but again, it still means the same.

Most important thing now is to keep your Basenji as healthy as possible and I also agree that neutering him would be the responsible thing to do.

@pedro:

if a basenji carries both genes i'm guessing the genes are carrier and affected/ does that mean the dog is at RISK OF DEVELOPING THE FANCONI OR DOES IT MEAN THAT THEY MIGHT NOT EVER GET IT!!???>

If both dogs carry the gene and they both pass it along to the offspring then the offspring is going to be Prob. Affected and they are of high risk of developing Fanconi. Most of us believe that if the test is Prob. Affected, they will at some point get Fanconi.

Again, if you would read about how the testing works at www.basenjihealth.org it would give you a better understanding of the test and the results.

Pedro, this is awful news for you. I am so very sorry. I had a dog with fanconis, you will find a lot of support here. Its importand that you find a vet who can help you keep your basenji as healthy as possible for as long as you can.
If you post the town you live in, I am sure someone can help you find a vet with the knowledge you need.

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