Dental hypomineralization in Border Collie is autosomal recessive inherited disease that causes hypomineralization of teeth, leading to extensive wear, chronic inflammation and tooth loss. The genetic defect is relatively common in Border Collies with approximately 11% of carriers.
Inheritance: autosomal recessive- read more
Mutation: FAM20C gene
Genetic test: Disease or carrier can be identified by genetic testing at any age. The PCR method used for testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs.
Disease control: read more
Affected breeds: Border Collie
Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.