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Gray Collie Syndrome Test

Canine Cyclic Neutropenia (Gray Collie Syndrome) is a stem cell disorder that occurs in gray collies. Puppies are usually smaller and weaker than their littermates and by 8 to 12 weeks of age they develop clinical signs such as fever, diarrhea, joint pain, or other signs associated with eye, respiratory, or skin infections. These dogs are also prone to bleeding episodes due to the drop in blood cells numbers. This is a serious genetic disorder. Even with the best of care, affected dogs rarely live beyond 2 or 3 years of age.

HealthGene Laboratory is the first DNA diagnostic laboratory that has developed and offered the DNA test for Canine Cyclic Neutropenia. HealthGene`s test provides a reliable identification of dogs that carry mutant gene(s). This test allows a breeder to control the mutant gene frequency in both Rough and Smooth Collie breeds thus preventing the production of puppies affected with Gray Collie Syndrome. This DNA test accurately and specifically identifies normal, carriers (heterozygous) and affected dogs.

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