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Screening For Genetic Disease

 

Genetic testing for genetically heritable diseases offers the breeder to identify animals that are affected as well as animals that are carriers. This allows the breeder to rid themselves of these conditions in their dogs within as little as one single generation. The number of tests performed increase annually as more genetic tests become available. Please note that many (but not all) of these tests are very breed specific. Here is a link to a local company that lists diseases they can test for. There are other links to companies abroad that also perform tests and in many cases tests that are not available in South Africa which are sometimes used by breeders find links of these companies abroad (LINK)