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: email@example.com. 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.