If you are a breeder who really cares about improving your breed, It's now possible with a new comprehensive DNA test that can identify over 600 inherited traits and diseases present in dogs. This would allow you to pick only mates that are free of the genes for future litters, thereby greatly reducing or even eliminating common genetis desorders associated with your breed.
Helsinki, Finland, June 10, 2013 – Today, Genoscoper Laboratories, with the help of Finnish breed clubs and the Finnish Kennel Club, launched MyDogDNA Pass™, the world’s first genetics-based health assessment for dogs. Dog owners know the heartbreak and often, great cost, of owning a dog with a genetic defect. Specific breeds are noted for defects, such as heart disease, propensity for bloat, hip dysplasia, skin disorders, difficulty breathing, hereditary cancers and many, many more. Owners and breeders alike trust the source of the dog or bitch to supply correct information about health risks. But, oftentimes, they do not know and have no way of proving a puppy’s future health.
Starting today, a true genetic assessment of dogs is now available. Based on the first global canine DNA database, MyDogDNA Pass™ provides individual owners and breeders with test results for over 100 single dog genetic tests for any dog, including gene tests for healthy traits and for disease. It allows owners and veterinarians to assess a dog’s health and, at the same time, allows breeders to locate healthy mates for their dogs that will increase their line’s genetic diversity, while keeping unwanted diseases out of the future generations. Because of the growing database, MyDogDNA provides, for the first time in the history of canine DNA testing, insight into the genetic diversity of an individual dog as well as within a breed based on measured frequency of genes found in the tested dogs.
With just a simple swab of a dog’s cheek, an owner, breeder or veterinarian can obtain a genome-wide health assessment for any dog……
I happen to know a few dog breeders who are serious about improving their breed are are very interested in moving toward eradicating genetic deseases common to their particular breed. This test is a great tool to help acheive that by insuring the health of their dog and linking them with a potential mate who is also free of certain genes associated with genetic disorders.
It could also be a way to insure and proove to prospective buyers that the dog they are going to spend a lot of money on is in fact healthy and does not carry the gene associated with a breed specific genetic desase such as hip dysplasia, breathing disorders, skin desease, hereditary cancers and more.
This test is not limited to dog breeders but is available to any dog owner anywhere in the world.
For further information, please visit: www.mydogdna.com
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For press and media enquiries, please contact:
Ms Saila Sorsa, Head of Customer Relations at Genoscoper Laboratories
mobile +358 50 5736697, saila.sorsa(at)mydogdna.com