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New Tests available for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel "Dry eye curly coat syndrome" (CKCSID)

This disease which is manifested at birth in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has symptoms which include reduced tear production and corresponding ocular mucous discharge, as well as a rough coat and scale or alopecia. Later in life, there is an increased chance of dental problems. This syndrome is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Researchers at the Animal Health Trust inEngland recently identified the mutation responsible for this syndrome. The test VetGen offers is based on the findings of this research.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Episodic Falling Syndrome

Episodic falling in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an autosomal recessively inherited disease. It is characterized by short, hypertonic episodes in which the limbs of the animal stiffen, often to the point of immobilization. These episodes generally start to occur early in life and can be induced by multiple triggers although excerise and excitement seem to be the most frequent causes. Recently, two research groups independently identified the mutation responsible for this disease. This test VetGen offers is based on the findings of these two groups.


VetGen is now testing for white (S Locus)

The following breeds have the new S locus test available for purchase:

Breed White Expression
American Cocker Spaniel Parti
Basset Hound Piebald
Beagle Parti
Border Collie Piebald
Boxer White
Bulldog Piebald
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel White
Chihuahua Piebald
Dachshund - Miniature Longhaired Piebald
Dachshund - Miniature Smooth Piebald
Dachshund - Miniature Wirehaired Piebald
English Bulldog Piebald
English Cocker Spaniel Parti
French Bulldog Piebald
German Longhaired Pointer "and White"
German Shorthaired Pointer "and White"
German Wirehaired Pointer "and White"
Goldendoodle Parti
Havana Silk Dog Parti
Havanese Parti
Labradoodle Parti
Miniature Longhaired Dachshund Piebald
Miniature Smooth Dachshund Piebald
Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund Piebald
Most Breeds Parti/Piebald
Newfoundland Landseer
Pointer "and White"
Poodle Parti
Poodle - Miniature Parti
Poodle (Standard) Parti
Portuguese Water Dog Parti
Shar Pei Flowered
Saint Bernard Piebald
Whippet Spotted
Yorkshire Terrier Parti