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Entlebucher Glaucoma Packet

This is a guide for you and your Veterinary Clinic on the steps needed to safely ship samples to Dr. McLellan at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The following pieces are all included in the PDF file “Entlebucher Study paperwork for DVM and owner Aug 2022  version.pdf”

o Owner Consent form
o CPLOW submission form for your DVM and clinic.
o Collection/Handling instructions
o Explanation and FAQs of study process


  • Owner Consent form, signed
  • 5 generation pedigree (if possible)
  • CPLOW submission form
  • Eye sample
  • Blood sample (2-5ml of whole blood in an EDTA tube can also be included but is not necessary so long as DNA is either already on file with us or CHIC registry OR if owners are prepared to submit DNA swabs within the next week or two)
  • Samples can be mailed to:
    Attn: Dr. Gillian McLellan
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    598 Medical Science Center
    1300 University Avenue
    Madison, WI 53706
  • Tracking number for the shipment, email to
  • Send to arrive within five business days
  • Foreign Shipping letter (if outside of USA) attached to OUTSIDE of package in clear sleeve.
    (separate document “dog samples shipped from overseas”)
  • IF THE CLINIC SHIPPING THE EYE HAS TIME / LETTERHEAD: document be supplied on foreign producer/shipper letterhead, with the letterhead containing the physical address of the foreign producer/shipper. USDA, APHIS, VS further recommends that the document, written in a clear and concise manner, accompany each shipment, and be presented as a separate document for review by the DHS, CBP Officers at the U.S. port of arrival. We do not recommend that the foreign producer/shipper place this document inside the shipping containers.
  • Questions email Dr. McLellan at

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