Schirmer Tear Test 1 as a method to measure tear production value in normal Kintamani dogs
Keywords:Kintamani dog, Schirmer Tear Test 1 (STT1), tear production value
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a dry eye condition due to an inadequacy of the eyes to produce tears. This condition can be diagnosed using the Schirmer Tear Test 1 (STT1). The Kintamani dog, a Chinese Chow Chow-derivate, is now popular globally to be kept by dog lovers. This study aims to determine the normal value of tear production in Kintamani dogs. Forty eyes from above one-year-old twenty Kintamani dogs were used in this study. Tear production value was measured using STT1 strip. The result showed that the mean of tear production in Kintamani dogs was 23.37±4.415 mm/min. Statistically, there was no significant difference between the right eye and left eye and between sexes. In summary, tear production value in Kintamani dogs is not affected by sex and is higher than other breeds.