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Doggy Games – What Type is Your Dog? – The Ball Hog

             Variety is the spice of life, and just like us, puppies and dogs will get bored doing the same thing day in day out. You will soon learn that there are certain
             types of games that your dog enjoys more than others - often this will relate to his breed, and what "type" of dog he is. See if you recognise your dog here …

  "I Don’t need DNA to tell me who the sire is I know who it is”

              DNA testing by breeders is nothing new - most breeders are aware of genetic testing and how it works. The range of diseases available for testing
              continues to grow and accessibility to these tests is via a simple mouth swab. However, few breeders neglect to think about the use of DNA testing to
              ensure accuracy of pedigrees.  Why?

Orivet is Helping Set Laboratory Standards.

               We were happy to contribute to the International Partnership for Dogs (IPDF) conference in Paris earlier this month. We are a proud  to be part of
a working
              group set up to develop and establish a standard set of genetic laboratory protocols.
  The IPDF aims to facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources to
               enhance the health, well-being and welfare of pedigreed dogs and all dogs worldwide. Orivet has contributed 2 scientific posters on the harmonisation of genetic
               testing and veterinary assurance. Read more


Why Implement Genetics Testing in Companion Animal Practice?

  By Dr Wendy Hauser
, veterinary business consultant and co-Author of the “The Veterinarian’s Guide to Healthy Pet Plans”

In 2005, researchers at Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT released the genomic sequence of the dog.  Researchers based at the National Cancer Center in Fredrick, Maryland published the first fully mapped feline genome in 2007. These groundbreaking pieces of research have allowed veterinary scientists to develop genetic tests that evaluate risk factors for large numbers of diseases ranging from cardiomyopathies and bleeding disorders to musculoskeletal conditions such as degenerative myelopathy in the dog. As these diagnostic screenings have become commercially available, the number of inherited genetic diseases that can be identified has increased and become extremely cost effective. Read more…

 Family Tree of the Domestic Dog - it's all in their DNA
            Dogs show amazing history and their evolution seems to have been answered. Over several thousands years dogs, living with people have been bred to fulfil
            a specific function or “look”. Researches have investigated canine breed histories and have now managed to map their entire family tree. Read more …