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WHDC Lafora Screening update (16th Jan. 2012)

The WHDC  has issued an update and a revised spreadsheet of test results for Mini Wire Dachshund Lafora Screening. Read the full update here.

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Lafora Test Results: update January 2012

The Wirehaired Dachshund Club has published a spreadsheet summarising the Mini Wire Dachshund Lafora test results.  This is a combined list of results from 2010’s Canadian tests and 2011’s German tests. The spreadsheet is colour-coded and identifies: Those dogs tested as “Affected” Dogs tested as “Not Affected” but which could possibly be Carriers based on the status …


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cord1 PRA testing of Mini Wire Dachshunds

The Kennel Club has informed the Breed Council that, under the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme (ABS), Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds have had their requirements and/or recommendations adjusted as follows:     Add requirement – DNA test for GPRA (cord 1).     These changes are effective from July 1, 2011 and Accredited Breeders have a period of grace of …

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Lafora Genetics: a pictorial guide

  Lafora Disease in Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds is caused by an Autosomal Recessive genetic mutation.  In this guide Green (Clear) and Orange (Carrier) dogs both appear clinically normal and will never display the symptoms of Lafora Disease. Red (Affected) dogs will display the symptoms of Lafora Disease. Orange and Red dogs must only be mated …

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Full UK Lafora Screening programme launched

PRESS RELEASE 9th June 2011: The Wirehaired Dachshund Club and the Dachshund Breed Council are pleased to announce the launch of a full DNA screening programme for Lafora Disease in Miniature Wire-haired Dachshunds. Lafora Disease is an inherited, late onset, progressive myoclonic epilepsy which is believed to affect up to 10% of UK Miniature Wire-haired Dachshunds. …

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