EIRAMOR ANKC White Swiss Shepherd Dogs

 

 

All  puppies bred by EIRAMOR WHITE SWISS SHEPHERDS are DNA profiled.

Every puppy has its own DNA (like a finger print)

We can validate parentage of the puppies through DNA .

    Another very important factor is that  profiling enables us to test for certain diseases which can affect the breed  -listed below is a description of each. 

 

 

MDR1

MDR1 is a MULTI DRUG SENSITIVITY  eg: herding breeds can have severe adverse reactions to the antiparasitic drug, ivermectin (used in many heartworm preventatives).

The cause is a DNA mutation in the dogs multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1 gene). The MDR1 gene protects the brain and plays the vital role in drug elimination. 

Dogs affected are unable to remove drugs and other toxins from the brain and surrounding tissue therefore exposure to these drugs could result in serious neurological signs -blindness,ataxia,hypersalivation,tremor,respiratory disease and even death.

Dogs carrying the mutated gene MUST be bred with a normal/normal (clear) dog ; resulting puppies will not be affected.

 

Degenerative Myelopathy

This disease, a result of gradual loss of both myelin (the insulation around nerve fibers) and spinal cord nerve fibers which begins in the thoracic spine, causes progressive loss of coordination and weakness in the back legs which eventually leads to the dog being unable to walk. Loss of bowel and bladder control result as well. Unlike spinal cord injuries, this form of spinal paralysis is generally not painful as the nerves which would transmit the pain degenerate.

The disease results in hind limb paralysis over time and there is no recognized effective treatment for affected dogs.

 

 

von Willebrand’s Disease

von Willebrand's disease  is probably the most common inherited bleeding disorder in dogs. It is caused by lack of von Willebrand factor which is a protein that plays a key role in the blood clotting process resulting in prolonged bleeding. The disorder occurs in varying degrees of severity ranging from trivial bleeding to excessive life threatening haemorrhages.

Symptoms include spontaneous bleeding from the nose, gum and other mucous membranes. Excessive bleeding occurs after an injury, trauma or a surgery. Often dogs don’t show clinical signs until something starts the bleeding, such as nail trimming, teething, spaying and sterilizing etc . Bleeding also occurs internally in the stomach, intestines, urinary tracts, the genitals and / or into the joints.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Authorised  Collector for Genetic Technologies - Animal Network - Collection ID S4570B