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PostSubject: Genetic Testing for breeding   Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:42 am

Genetic Testing

These are known problems in Shih Tzu, however, no genetic testing is available for umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia, portal systemic shunt (PSS), and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. It is strongly recommended that testing be done before you even consider using your Shih Tzu for breeding. Consultation with your veterinarian is also recommended.


Eyes - test yearly for following known problems:

Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Juvenile Cataracts
Entropion
Register with Canine Eye Registry Foundation at:

CERF
SCC-A
Purdue University
Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-8179
www.vmdb.org


Renal Dysplasia

Urine Specific Gravity (diagnostic only for severely affected dogs)
Urine concentration (diagnostic only for severely affected dogs)
BUN (diagnostic only for severely affected dogs)
Creatinine (diagnostic only for severely affected dogs)
JRD Mutation Testing (for breeding stock)


Hip Dysplasia

X-Ray
OFA Certification after 2 years of age
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
2300 East Niffong Blvd
Columbia, MO 65201-3806
Phone: 573-422-0418
www.offa.org

Other test that maybe recommended:

VonWillibrands (blood test)
Thyroid disorders (blood test)
Bile acid test
Many veterinarians have access to qualified labs, or blood tests may be sent to

Diagnostic Population and Center for Animal Health
Michigan State University
4125 Beaumont Road
Lansing, MI 48910-8104
Phone: 517-353-1683
www.animalhealth.msu.edu

or

Animal Health Diagnostic Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
P. O. Box 5786
Ithaca, NY 14853-5786
Phone: 607-253-3900
www.diaglab.vet.cornell.edu

Text is from American Shih Tzu club
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PostSubject: Re: Genetic Testing for breeding   Wed May 27, 2009 1:44 pm

It`s very good that breeders test there dogs... but in Europe a lot of breeders don`t have to.. only in America you see this a lot.
Is it because in America there are more shih tzu`s with health problems?? Or are the numbers the same... and in Europe we just don`t know it because we don`t test our dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Genetic Testing for breeding   Thu May 28, 2009 5:39 am

in Lithuania we need to do for shih tzu eye test and Hip dysplasia(I'm not sure is it this, but they cxheking the legs Smile )
without ths we can't breed our dogs... No
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PostSubject: Re: Genetic Testing for breeding   Thu May 28, 2009 5:57 am

I think you mayby meen Patella Luxatie... don`t know if this is the correct way to say it in englisch.

It would be a good thing if any test would be done in the Netherlands and other country`s to.
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PostSubject: Re: Genetic Testing for breeding   Thu May 28, 2009 11:59 am

Lemuro wrote:
in Lithuania we need to do for shih tzu eye test and Hip dysplasia(I'm not sure is it this, but they cxheking the legs Smile )
without ths we can't breed our dogs... No

No, it`s another test for dogs, shih tzu don`t need it, shih tzu need a kneecap testing, it calls Patella luxation.

I think this test is very important for breeding healthy dogs, there are many small breed dogs with such a problem. There are plenty of for example yorkies in Lithuania, who cannot be bred because of this problem. Earlier, when this test was optional, we didn`t see that problem...
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