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Dog Coat Color

Throughout history dog coat colors developed through natural and human selection. Protective colors that allowed better survival in nature were favoured by natural selection. When dog was domesticated intense human selection had a major role in the development of new coat colors.   With the emergence of different breeds coat color standards were determined for a particular breed. Select...

What are genetic diseases?

Genetic diseases are caused by one or more changes (mutations) on the DNA. They can be monogenic, where one or more mutations are present in a single gene; polygenic, involving mutations of several genes; or the entire chromosome may be defective. Mutations can be hereditary (passed from parents to offspring) or occur spontaneously during embryonic development (de novo mutations).   The...

Modes of inheritance - why it is important that I understand them?

Purebred dogs as we know them today are the result of intensive selection over the last few hundred years, which from an evolutionary point of view represents a recent event. Each breed arose from a small number of founder animals selected by man based on their behavioural (e.g., guarding, hunting…) and morphological characteristics (e.g., body size and shape, coat colour, coat length…). With care...

How does the sample affect the DNA test?

Sample collection is the first step in DNA testing and is often done by the dog owner himself. Since a sample is a starting material for performing a DNA test, it is crucial that it is taken correctly. Samples of poor-quality cause problems throughout the laboratory procedure and in some cases can even lead to an erroneous result. To avoid problems and delays in DNA testing, we will point out the ...

What is a DNA test?

DNA testing in dogs has been on the rise in recent years as more and more breeders and canine organizations require certain DNA tests to register dogs or mate. Every day we are contacted by clients who would like to order a DNA test but do not know what DNA tests are or what they are intended for. They just know they need them. To some extent, the situation is understandable as it is a professiona...

Laboratorij radi normalno

Poštovani, želimo vas obavijestiti da laboratorij djeluje kao i obično, uprkos situaciji u vezi sa širenjem koronavirusa.

Juvenilna mioklonička epilepsija (JME)

Obavještavamo vas da smo dodali genetski test za JUVENILNU MIOKLONIČKU EPILEPSIJU (JME) kod RODEZIJSKIH RIDŽBEKA. Više informacija o testu potražite u izborniku Naše usluge.

SPAID kod Shar-Peia

Obavještavamo vas, da smo na našu ponudu dodali genetski test za AUTOIMUNU BOLEST SHAR-PEI-a (SPAID). Više informacija o testu potražite u izborniku Naše usluge.