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Two main types of information are gleaned from testing: identifying what breeds are in a mixed -breed dog and looking for the presence of genetic mutations causing disease. Now that we know what genes are normally present and in what order, we can compare any dog's genes to that normal. We know the normal order of genes for most of the dog breeds. Scientists have also found that many diseases have a genetic basis, and have found genetic markers for them.
There are three main companies performing dog breed identification. The Wisdom Panel can detect the most number of breeds, 157, and is done on a blood sample, so a visit to your veterinarian is needed. More information can be found at wisdompanel.com. The Canine Heritage Company can identify 105 breeds and uses a sample from a cheek swab. More information can be found at canineheritage.com.
List of Genetic
Disease- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Disease- Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
Disease-Severe Combined Immune Deficiency
Disease- Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
Disease-Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
Welcoming Dr. Brian Heuring to Cape Small Animal Clinic
With more than 13 years of offering compassionate veterinary medicine,
Dr. Heuring is thrilled to join Dr. Koch and his team.
Call us at 573-334-5073 to make an appointment!
Dr. Koch was very helpful and you could tell he knew what he was talking about! The clinic itself is not brand new but older which of course means its been helping pets stay healthy for a long time. A+!