Van den Ende-Gupta Syndrome (VDEGS) is a skeletal syndrome causing severe skeletal anomalies that are already evident in puppies. The disorder is characterised by patellar luxation, underbite (shorter upper jaw), dislocated radial head and deviated nasal septum. In one study, 22% of the control population were carriers of the disorder.
Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more
Mutation: SCARF2 gene
Genetic test: The method used for testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs. Testing can be done at any age.
Disease control: read more
Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.