Genetics: Submit DNA for Testing
If you would to make an appointment for genetics consultation about your pet or breed issues, or your client’s genetics concerns, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at N.C. State’s Veterinary Hospital offers testing for breed specific genetic mutations for the following disorders:
Cardiac Health Testing
Other Health Testing
Gordon Setter: Cerebellar degeneration
Cerebellar degeneration has been documented in the Gordon Setter as an autosomal recessive inherited disorder since at least the 1960s. It causes a progressive loss of coordination resulting in the hallmark ataxic gait characterized by dramatic overstepping, particularly obvious in the forelimbs. Onset of signs ranges from 6 months to 4 years of age and disease progression tends to be slow, occurring over several years.
JAK2 Polycythemia Vera
A mutation have been identified at V617F in the JAK2 gene in dogs with primary polycythemia vera.A mutation have been identified at V617F in the JAK2 gene in dogs with primary polycythemia vera.