Canine herpes virus (CHV)

Canine herpes virus (CHV) Canine herpes virus (CHV) is an alphaherpesvirus affecting dogs worldwide, and is a well-known agent of lethal neonatal canine infections and the fading puppy syndrome. The virus is very common and it has been found all over the world. The prevalence of the infected dogs depends on the region, from 20%…

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Holiday season in AnimaLabs laboratory has officially started and it brings great holiday discount! What can be better than 2+1 gratis offer? 35% of discount on all genetic tests for dogs, cats and other animals, regardless of number of tests ordered! Use this seasonal unique offer and enter New Year carefree about your animal’s health!…

Breeding Carriers – DNA Testing in Breeding Program

Doubts and questions regarding breeding carriers have been present among dog breeders since first development of modern dog breeds. With the fast development in the field of genetics and molecular biology, a number of DNA tests became available for purebred dogs. These tests became a powerful tool in the control of the quality of one’s dog, but DNA tests also enabled planning of breeding program on a whole new level.

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Border Collie – Inherited Traits and Diseases

During the Industrial Revolution, the market’s need for lamb, wool, and mutton drastically increased, making vast land in the Borders of Scotland and Northern England ideal for farming and production of these goods. The land was broad and fenceless, and the farmers needed a hardworking herding dog to help with the shepherding tasks. With this aim the Border Collie was bred, resulting in dog breed today well known for its high intelligence, athletic appearance, quick learning abilities and herding skills.

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Inherited Canine Eye Disorders

Inherited canine eye disorders comprise a large number of ocular pathologies and their occurrence depends on genetic inheritance by the offspring from their parents. General knowledge about hereditary eye diseases has increased significantly during the last twenty years, and today they are among the best described and best characterized group of all inherited canine diseases.

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Dog DNA sample collection kit

Dog DNA sample collection kit is used for dog DNA sample collection, which is usually a first step in a longer laboratory process. DNA extraction is an important part of the process because the DNA needs to be purified and separated from proteins and other cellular contaminants. It is based on combination of different physical…

Dog coat color - different colors in labradors

Dog Coat Color – Genetic Tests

After the first domestication of dogs from the grey wolf, the number of the dog population grew quickly, matching the rising number of agrarian societies. Even in those early ages of the first dog populations, people were breeding dogs in order to acquire desired traits. One of the most important traits was, and still is, the dog coat color.