To educate all breeders about the prevalence of deafness in domestic animals, to
encourage the well being of these animals and reduce the incidences ofdeaf animals
being supplied to the domestic market and breeding fraternity.
To collect data and statistics on South Africa’s domestic animal population that
is afflicted with deafness.
To embark on a education campaign involving digital media, brochures and appearances
at animal events informing breeders on the genetic and pathogenic causes of this
To set up a network of testing facilities around the country so that breeders can
get their breeding stock tested and move towards breeding from animals that have
been proven not to have hearing defects.
To record these results and capture in a data base, so that once enough data is collected
from each breed, publish on a percentage basis the incidences of deafness affecting
South Africa’s domestic pet population. Supply this information to global researchers
for inclusion into international statistics.