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Degenerative Myelopathy / degenerative radiculomyelopathy) DM (Exon 1)

Test number: 8485
Gene: DM (Exon 1)
Price: £ 48.00 (including VAT)
Breed
Bernese Mountain Dog .
The Disease
Canine degenerative myelopathy (also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy) is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 7 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination (ataxia) in the hind limbs. The disease is chronic and progressive, and resulting in paralysis.
Clinical Signs
Degenerative myelopathy initially affects the back legs and causes muscle weakness and loss, and lack of coordination. These cause a staggering effect that may appear to be arthritis. The dog may drag one or both rear paws when it walks. This dragging can cause the nails of one foot to be worn down. The condition may lead to extensive paralysis of the back legs. As the disease progresses, the animal may display symptoms such as incontinence and has considerable difficulties with both balance and walking. If allowed to progress, the animal will show front limb involvement and extensive muscle atrophy. Eventually cranial nerve or respiratory muscle involvement necessitates euthanasia. Progression of the disease is generally slow but highly variable. The animal could be crippled within a few months, or may survive up to three years
Trait of Inheritance
Tow alleles are invloved in Degenerative Myelopathy, A and G, therefore a test result can be A/A, A/G, or G/G.

Mode of inheritance is autosomal recessive with variable penetrance;

Inheritance : AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE trait


 

Sire

 

Dam

 

Offspring

         
clear
clear
100% clear
         
clear
carrier
50%  clear + 50% carriers
         
clear
affected
100% carriers
         
carrier
clear
50%  clear + 50% carriers
         
carrier
carrier
25% clear + 25% affected + 50% carriers
         
carrier
affected
50% carriers + 50% affected
         
affected
clear
100%  carriers
         
affected
carrier
50% carriers + 50% affected
         
affected
affected
100% affected

 


Clear

Genotype: N / N [ Homozygous normal ]

The dog is noncarrier of the mutant gene.

It is very unlikely that the dog will show signs of the Degenerative Myelopathy

 

Carrier

Genotype: N / DM (Exon 1) [ Heterozygous ]

The dog carries one copy of the mutant gene and one copy of the normal gene.

It is unlikely that the dog will show signs of the Degenerative Myelopathy

 

Affected

Genotype: DM (Exon 1) / DM (Exon 1) [ Homozygous mutant ]

 

The dog carries two copies of the mutant gene and therefore it will pass the mutant gene to its entire offspring.

The dog may or may not show signs of the disease
Description

Please note that Exon 1 can only be found in Bernese Mountain Dog, where as Exon 2 can be found in all dog breeds including Bernese Mountain Dog. For bernese Mountain Dog we have a special offer for both Exon 1 and Exon 2 at reduced price, click here for more details.

Sample Requirements
Buccal Swabs or 0.5 - 1 ml blood in EDTA Blood Tube
Turnaround
1 - 2 weeks
Price
£ 48.00 (including VAT)

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