Weight and Appetite Obesity Prone (Labrador Retriever Type) - SINGLE ASSAY TEST

Weight and Appetite Obesity Prone (Labrador Retriever Type) - SINGLE ASSAY TEST

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Test Overview:

The prevalence of overweight or obese dogs in domesticated canine populations has been reported to range between 23 - 41% [1]. In Australia, a survey of 428 vet practices revealed that 41% of surveyed dogs were considered overweight or obese [2]. The Labrador retriever is one of the most documented breeds for obesity prevalence [3-5].To date, two studies have reported an association between the POMC mutation and weight in Labrador retrievers [6,7]. However, it is important to note that both the studies (Raffan et al n=310 and Mankowska et al. n=126) used relatively small populations of Labrador retrievers, thus the effect of this mutation is not definitive.


Trait (Associated with Phenotype)



Variant Detected:

The POMC mutation is a 14 base pair deletion in the 3rd-4th exon of the POMC gene.


Low. This disease generally causes mild signs of disease, or can be quite easily treated/managed.

Mode of Inheritance:

Autosomal Recessive

Research Citation(s):

1. Lund et al. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med • Vol. 4, No. 2, 2006 page 177-186 2. McGreevy et al. Veterinary Record (2005) 156, 695-702 3. Edney and Smith, Vet. Rec., 118 (1986), pp. 391-396 4. O’Neill et al . PLoS ONE, 9 (2014), p. e90501 5. Mason et al. Veterinary Record (1970) 86, 612-616 6. Raffan et al. Cell Metabolism (2016) 23, 893–900 7. Mankowska et al. Res Vet Sci (2017) 112, 116-118

Associated Breed(s):

Australian Cobberdog, Australian Labradoodle , Flat Coated Retriever, Labradoodle , Labradoodle Retrodoodle , Labrador Retriever,