Labrador Bitch Health Checks

Donnachaidh

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We're hoping to breed from our 3 year old Labrador bitch in a few months; she's a working dog with a few FTCh / FTW's in her pedigree. We've had her hips, elbows and eyes tested, and all are good, but are there any other tests we should do? Thanks.
 

deerstalker.308

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SD2 (skeletal dwarfism) PRA (progressive retinal atrophy, CNM (centro nuclear myopathy)
EIC (exercise induced collapse), all available readily through dna testing and with these tests can be effectively bred out of the breed...
 

Donnachaidh

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Thanks, I appreciate the replies. I will see whether my vet can do those tests, but happy to go to specialist if needs be.
 

deerstalker.308

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There’s a good company called laboklin, google them. They send you what looks like a menu for a Chinese restaurant, select the tests which are relevant and send the form back, they then send you a swab kit and you take the samples, return them and you get the results within a week or two. Couldnt be simpler. Your vet won’t offer these services unless they are very specialist...
 

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