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Resources for Veterinarians

    In this section is a listing of organizations/links providing tools for investigation of clinically relevant information on hereditary diseases and genetic predispositions in dogs.

    1. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) “is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals. Currently there are 92 member and affiliate associations, representing over 145,000 individual veterinarians from around the globe.”

    DATABASE: The WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee launched web tool to provide clinically relevant information on hereditary diseases and genetic predispositions in dogs and cats. See the article: What Every practitioner should Know About Hereditary Diseases @ http://www.wsava.org/article/what-every-practitioner-should-know-about-hereditary-diseases.

    • Database: contains details on around 50 testing laboratories, representing over 130 disease mutations in nearly 200 dog and 40 cat breeds:
    The database search page located at http://research.vet.upenn.edu/Default.aspx?TabId=7620 is used to search for Genetic Testing Laboratories and their corresponding tests for hereditary diseases in dogs and cats. The Database links to disease specific PDF files which outline contributors; disease descriptions; clinical spectrum; diagnosis; genetic basis; breed predilection; genetic control; treatment/management/prevention; available tests/testing Facilities. The PDF disease sheets are available under Disease Gene Mutation Information (View Disease Details). The availability of the Database “is a big step forward in WASVA’s goal of providing tools to practitioners to facilitate the diagnosis, treatment and control of these diseases.”


    Also see: A web resource on DNA tests for canine and feline hereditary diseases article on
    US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health @ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3779639/




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