New Genetic Test for Bleeding disorders in Dogs
Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Germany developed a new test for a genetic defect causing bleeding disorders in dogs. It allows breeders to improve targeted mating by omitting genetic carriers to avoid genetic diseases in offsprings. This is especially important for autosomal recessive mutations.
Improved PCR Diagnostic for detection of Paratuberculosis (or Johne’s disease)
Paratuberculosis or Johne's disease is a contagious, chronic and also fatal bacterial infection, which generally occurs early in life. The disease can exist undetected in a herd for many years. Scientists at the University of Göttingen developed an improved PCR diagnostic test for fast and early detection of Paratuberculosis.
New Genetic Test for Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease (SPAID)
Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease (SPAID) is a complex inflammatory disease. Typical signs are recurrent bouts of fever, inflammations of the ear, arthritis and a reddened skin. The dogs can also develop amyloidosis. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover developed a genetic test for SPAID predisposition.