Canine Genetic Health Screen

By September 4, 2018Uncategorized

Kalinga Park Veterinary Surgery is excited to announce our new Puppy Screen/Genetic Screen for Mixed Breed Dogs. This test allows you to request a full genetic disease analysis to be carried out on a dog of a mixed or unknown breed. The test screens a wide range of genetic diseases and reports back with a rating of normal, carrier or affected and are available to individual owners and breeders.

Why is this test important?
If the background of your puppy or dog is uncertain it is nearly impossible to determine what genetic disorders your dog could possibly have inherited. This non-invasive test allows us to screen 26 common genetic disorders found in various breeds of dogs before any symptoms appear.

This test is also ideal for breeders wanting to determine the suitability of an individual dog for breeding purposes.

How is the test conducted?
Our qualified staff take two sample cheek swabs – it’s as simple as that!

What diseases are tested?
The following genetic diseases are tested for:

  • Autosomal Recessive Nephropathy
  • Canine Leucocyte Adhesion Deficiency
  • Centronuclear Myopathy
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
  • Cystinuria,
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Excersise induced Collapse
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Ivermectin Sensitivity
  • Globoid Cell Leukodystophy
  • Haemophilia
  • Hereditary Cataract
  • L2 Hydroxygulutaric Aciduria
  • Mucopolysaccgarodosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy
  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofucinosis
  • Phosphofructokinase Deficiency
  • Polyneuropthy
  • Primary lens Luxation
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphotase Deficiency
  • Thrombopathia
  • Von Willebrands Disease
Ben Charlton

About Ben Charlton

Ben Charlton is one of the partners of Kalinga Park Veterinary Surgery and has been the principal Veterinarian at Kalinga Park since the surgery opened in 2008.

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