Dr. Kate Meurs has identified a genetic mutation responsible for causing cardiomyopathy in Dobermans

DCPA announced to their email list on Sept 29, 2010 that Dr. Kate Meurs of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a genetic mutation responsible for causing cardiomyopathy in Dobermans. A reasonably priced test is commercially available through the Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory at WSU.

Dr. Meurs came to the National to present her findings and answer questions. The video of that presentation is below.

Dr. Meurs deserves many accolades for this long awaited accomplishment for our breed!

Kathy Davieds DVM

Doberman Test for the Dilated Cardiomyopathy Mutation

http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/vhc/csds/vcgl/

This link shows the test results from Dr. Meurs Doberman pinscher Genetic Mutation Testing

http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/vhc/csds/vcgl/dobe-tr.html

Here are some results from the Finnish Doberman Club tests

http://www.sdy.fi/jalostus/Geenitestiosallistujat.pdf

As we learn of more news, we will update this link!

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