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Doberman Pinscher


Albinism (White) in Doberman Pinscher

Researchers at Michigan State University recently identified a mutation that is tied to Oculocutaneous Albinism in Doberman Pinschers.  The mutation alters a gene that has been shown to cause a similar condition (OCA4) in humans.  Every white Doberman that has been tested has two copies of this mutation, and every known carrier has one copy.  Since the first appearance of white dogs in the breed some 35 years ago, every dog descended from that original breeding has received a special AKC designation (Z list) if they are registered.  As might be expected this far beyond the original event, the majority of these dogs do not carry the albinism mutation.  In a random sampling of non-white Z list animals submitted to Vetgen for other testing, approximately 80% were free of this mutation.


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1st coat test/1st dog $65, additional coat tests for the same dog $20 each. As you place additional coat tests into the shopping cart and tag them for Animal #1 etc the discounting will appear.

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black vs red

d

dilute  - blue/fawn

 

Albino (OCA)

Turnarnound time is up to two weeks from receipt of DNA if the sample yields a result on the first run.
Please note that batches finish on various days so you may not receive all reports at once.

Disease Testing

Price individually     (10% multiple test discount when ordered for same dog) 

DCM  $75       DM  $65       vWD   $95 

DCM

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

DM

Degenerative Myelopathy

NARC

Narcolepsy

VWD

von Willebrand’s Disease

Turnarnound time is up to two weeks from receipt of DNA if the sample yields a result on the first run.
Please note that batches finish on various days so you may not receive all reports at once.

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