Health Beat

Genetic Testing

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Results registered with CERF

von Willebrand's Disease (Optional)

  • VetGen DNA Test, results registered with the OFA. First Generation Offspring of tested dogs eligible for Clear By Parentage

Factor XI Deficiency (Optional)

Degenerative Myelopathy (Optional)


Progressive Neuronal Abiotrophy (PNA) or Canine multiple system degeneration (CMSD)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine.  With the DNA test, carriers of the mutant gene can still be used for breeding as long as they are bred to a dog that is clear of the mutation.