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H425 Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

Background

A neuromuscular transmission defect known as congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS) has been observed dogs for decades. Affected dogs are able to run normally for 5–30 min after which they take shorter and shorter strides and eventually fall down with flexed fore- and hindlegs. After some minutes rest, they are able to walk and run again for variable periods of time before the signs reappear

Test specific information

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Age

The disease may show itself on different ages, in which it cannot be estimated when the first symptoms may show themselves. Differences may exist between littermates, and between breeds.

Throughput

Normally the result can be expected within 10 working days. This turn-around-time starts when both the sample and the fully filled-out and signed submission form have been received.

Location of disease or trait

This disease leads to a loss of brain function.

Breed dependence

This DNA test is available for the following breeds: Old Danish Pointer. Additional information is available in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Tissue, Swab, Semen, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.

Result

An animal can be free and has in that situation two healthy alleles. When used in breeding this animal will not become ill due to the disease. It cannot spread the disease in the population.

An animal can be carrier and has in that situation one healthy and one disease allele. When used in breeding 50 percent of the offspring will receive the disease allele. Carriers will not become ill.

An animal can be affected and has in that situation two disease alleles. When used in breeding all offspring will also receive the disease allele. Affected will become ill.

Inheritance

This genetic factor is inherited in an autosomal, recessive, mode. This means, that the individual can be free of the disease (homozygote normal), affected (homozygous affected) or carrier (heterozygous).

Carriers may spread the mutation in a population without showing symptoms themselves. Because of this, it is extremely important to identify carriers correctly to prevent spreading of a mutation.

Severity of Disease

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Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

Code H425
€ 47,80 (incl. 21% VAT)
€ 39,50 (excl. VAT)
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