Request for Known Affected Dog Samples for Pelger-Huet Anomaly

Help Animal Genetics Battle This Disease and Get Credit for a Free Canine Test

Due to an increase in the number of Australian Shepherds, as well as other breeds, being diagnosed with Pelger-Huet anomaly, Animal Genetics is interested in finding the genetic basis for this inherited disease. We hope to develop a DNA test that is cost effective, doesn’t require a vet visit, and can be performed using non-invasive cheek swab samples.

You can help Animal Genetics develop this test by sending a sample from a dog affected by Pelger-Huet Anomaly along with any available documentation of this diagnosis.  We welcome samples from all breeds, but samples from Australian Shepherds would be especially helpful.  Collected samples need to be either whole blood samples (100 microliters in an EDTA microtainer tube) or 2 cheek swab samples. We can send the swab kits to you if necessary. To order a swab sample kit, visit the canine test kits page on our website and please indicate in the comments that it is for a sample from a dog affected by Pelger-Huet Anamoly.

As a thank you for your help, we will give a credit for one free canine test of your choice for each affected Pelger-Huet sample submitted. Please see our canine genetic test page for tests we currently offer.swabs used for collecting genetic material for canine DNA tests

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