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Posted by: HoundIsle Jul 27 2010, 10:14 PM
Announcing VetGen DNA Testing for Polyneuropathy in Greyhounds

Greyhound Polyneuropathy is a severe and progressive disease which is found
in show lines of the Greyhound breed. The disease is inherited as an
autosomal recessive trait and shows juvenile onset.

Recently, a paper describing the work done by Drogemuller et al. was
published, which identifies both the gene and the specific mutation
responsible for this disease. Vetgen has designed a test for this disease
based on this work. While the mutation has NOT been reported in racing
dogs, nearly 25% of the show dogs tested were carriers.


Breeding Pair Combinations CLEAR MALE CARRIER MALE AFFECTED
MALE
CLEAR FEMALE 100% Clear 50/50 Carrier/Clear 100% Carrier
CARRIER FEMALE 50/50 Carrier/Clear 25/50/25 Clr./Carr./Affctd.
50/50 Carrier/Affected
AFFECTED FEMALE 100% Carrier 50/50 Carrier/Affected 100% Affected

For fourteen years VetGen DNA Laboratory has been the choice of breeders
worldwide for disease, color and parentage testing and we are pleased to now
be able to offer this test to the Greyhound fancy.

Current pricing for this test is as follows:
One test - $75
Two through seven tests - $63.75 each
Eight or more tests - $52.50 each

Place orders securely online at www.vetgen.com - click ORDERING at the top
of the screen to navigate to a breed list and a breed specific shopping cart
page. We can accept Visa and Mastercard.

A non-invasive oral cheek swab sample collection kit will be mailed to you.
The kit has three soft bristle brushes, instructions on the submission form
and a return envelope.

Testing takes up to two weeks from our receipt of the DNA sample and results
will be clear, carrier or affected.

Once you have your test results we are happy to help anytime with questions
about breeding strategies through the CONTACT US button on our website.

VetGen
3728 Plaza Drive, Suite One
Ann Arbor MI 48108 USA

800-483-8436 USA & Canada 734-669-8440 FAX 734-669-8441

www.vetgen.com vetgen@vetgen.com

Posted by: Beryl Jul 28 2010, 07:35 AM
hope people who breed will use this

Posted by: dad2paisley Jul 28 2010, 10:20 AM
Great post

Posted by: Beryl Jul 28 2010, 11:30 AM
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Posted by: dad2paisley Aug 18 2010, 11:18 PM
QUOTE (Beryl @ Jul 28 2010, 07:35 AM)
hope people who breed will use this

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/dad2paisley/Icons/applause.gif

Posted by: Beryl Aug 19 2010, 07:48 AM
There is a vet doing a study on cancer in greys

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