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Animal Health

Genetic Disease Testing

Genetic diseases are caused by variations, or mutations, in the genetic material. The causative mutations of hereditary diseases are the subject of intensive research. Once a mutation and its effects have been identified, DNA tests can be established to detect it.

DNA tests for hereditary diseases are used:

  • within the framework of differential diagnostics in veterinary practice
  • in animal breeding for the detection of recessive hereditary predispositions in phenotypically healthy carrier animals
  • for the detection of variants associated with risk of developing a dominant hereditary disorder prior to symptom onset.

Mutations that result directly to hereditary diseases or are involved in the development of complex symptoms are the subject of intensive research.

We continuously incorporate the increasing knowledge into our offers for the assessment of genetic predispositions.