The science of genetics is a world with new opportunities for the breeder to improve the health of a bloodline. Decades of xrays and veterinary evaluations of both phenotype of the dog and Xray's, have been unsuccesful to eradicate the Hip Dysplasia problem. It is still prevelant and a challenge for a breeder to stay clear from. We have started research in the link of genetics, hip dysplasia and hip laxity several years ago. Breeding is like a puzzle and the more small pieces you can control, the higher the chance for healthy pups. There are never guarantees, but science is making small steps to help responsible breeders succeed.
The science of genetics and genome testing is not yet fully accepted by the veterinary world, but in future one can not ignore it. Within the canine world genome testing is accepted by some though feared by others. Misinformation is often the culprit. Contact us at any time for more information.
Propective Evaluation of a patended DNA test for CHD. (2017)
This 17-marker patended panel the most promising test for CHD so far....
Worldwide Screening for Canine HD; Where are we now? (2012)
40 Years of screening .... OFA/FCI/BVA/PennHip ... low interobserver agreement. Research has revealed 19 chromosomes responsible for HD...
FBN 2 Haplotype (AJVR 2011)
A gene known in human genome to influence hip laxity, influences cartlidge and capsule on micro level. Analysis of 2716 canine xrays ....
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