Lately you’ve been hearing often about DNA profiling for dogs or cats and you are thinking about having one done for your pet as well? Not only that DNA profiling is one of the most commonly performed genetic tests among breeders, but it has also become an obligatory test among several kennel clubs across Europe.…
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%…
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!…
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.
Cats from all over the world display a great variety in expressions of cat coat colour and for this reason were always a subject of research in fields of genetics and inheritance. Influence of certain genes on the cat’s coat colour can be relatively easy to explain, while some of them may be more complicated than expected.
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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.
After the last year’s world cat show was held in Malmo, this year it was Vienna’s privilege to host this biggest FIFe event. The show gathered more than 1000 cats, which is approximately 10 times more than an average cat show. AnimaLabs had the privilege to attend the event and present itself.
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.
The bond between humans and dogs is unique, closer than between any other species. This bond is a result of dog breeding, which started to form more than 100 000 years ago with the first domesticated wolf.
Another successful FCI event has been organised, on which this year AnimaLabs had opportunity to present itself. The FCI-European Dog Show this year took place in Brussels, Belgium and was held between 26th and 28th of August. Within those 3 days about 30, 000 visitors with 15, 000 dogs have visited the event.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a common term used for a group of inherited retinal diseases. During the progression of the disease, retina of the eye degenerates over time, eventually worsening the condition and ultimately leading to blindness.
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…
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.