DDC Veterinary offers fast, affordable DNA Testing for the inherited diseases listed below. Its R&D scientists partner with leading scientists in the industry to develop, validate, and offer more testing options important to breeders and pet owners.
Hyperuricosuria, or elevated uric acid level in the urine, is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by the formation of bladder stones and occasional kidney stones.
DM is a degenerative disease of the spinal cord, characterized by muscle weakness in the hind limbs eventually leading to paraplegia.
HNPK affected dogs will develop dry, rough crusts on the tip of the nose. In extreme cases, the dog’s nose will crack causing severe discomfort.
MDR1 affected dogs are at risk of developing neurologic symptoms from several common drugs.
Dogs clinically affected by Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) will often begin to exhibit leg weakness followed by a complete collapse after just 5 to 15 minutes of strenuous activity.
CNM is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by weight loss, awkward gait and exercise intolerance.
A metabolic disorder that can cause stones in the urinary tract.
vWD is the most common inherited bleeding disorder in canines. Type I vWD is characterized by abnormally low production of protein found in the vWF blood which is a key factor in the process of clotting a damaged blood vessel.
PRA-prcd is inherited as an autosomal recessive disease. Degeneration of both rod and cone photoreceptor cells of the retina of PRA-prcd affected dogs usually occurs 3 to 5 years of age or later.
In affected dogs, the choroid does not develop properly and is thinner than normal. This can result is vision loss and retinal detachment.