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Genetic Testing for Samoyeds

Here is a quick rundown of breed specific disorders that have genetic testing available for Samoyeds:

  • X-Linked PRA (Required for CHIC)

  • Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia (Required for CHIC)

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Hereditary Nephritis

  • Familial Enamel Hypoplasia

To test for each of these diseases, the following tests should be ordered:

  • Optimal Selection tests for X-Linked PRA, Degenerative Myelopathy, and Hereditary Nephritis (among other testing that can be helpful for making breeding decisions).

  • Wisdom Panel Breeder DNA Tests- Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 2 (OSD2) or Dwarfism-Retinal Dysplasia 2 (DRD2)

  • Familial Enamel Hypoplasia

Once you receive results, you should submit them to OFA by using their DNA Based Genetic Disease application form:

Disclaimer: Most of these tests can also be found through other labs, like PawPrint Genetics. The labs listed above are the tests that I have personally used.

Happy Health Testing Everyone!


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