See Mary and Dale’s StoryA mast cell tumor diagnosis can be difficult for pet owners, but with more options, treatment doesn’t have to be.
VPN Plus+ Exclusive
The Future is Here Ready or Not: Genetic Testing Leading to Precision Treatments and Telemedicine
July 28, 2022Dr. Rachel Venable discusses new technologies recently available in veterinary medicine, which can help aid the clinician in diagnosis, prognosis, therapy options, and communication options with clients and specialists.
Study explores predicting canine disease risk through genetic testing
June 21, 2018Genetic testing can be used to predict if a dog is at risk for developing certain diseases, enabling preventative care for better health, reports a new study by Wisdom Health and Genoscoper Laboratories. Published in PLOS Genetics, the study, “Frequency and distribution of 152 genetic disease variants in over 100,000 mixed breed and purebred dogs,” also shows fewer mixed-breed dogs than purebreds are affected by the most common disease-causing mutations tested in the …
Biomarkers shed light on future health
November 9, 2017As the biomarker frontier continues to grow, experts say the next big step is for veterinary practitioners to embrace genetic testing. Kathryn Meurs, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), Ph.D., was the investigator on two new tests for cardiomyopathy predisposition in Dobermans and boxers.
Zoetis seeks to simplify genetic data management for Jersey, brown Swiss cattle
September 5, 2017Zoetis’ new SearchPoint data management tool aims to help U.S. dairy producers maximize genetic testing results for Jersey and brown Swiss cattle by sorting genetic results, evaluating genetic trends, and benchmarking genetic merit, according to the company. “It’s critical for producers to get selection and breeding decisions right the first time,” said Jason Osterstock, senior director, Global Genetics Strategic Marketing for Zoetis. “SearchPoint helps producers select the animals with the greatest genetic potential …
The value of genetic testing for equine practitioners
May 9, 2016These days, genetic testing poses few challenges for horse owners. They simply pluck a few hairs, place them in an envelope, mail the sample to the laboratory or registering body for testing, and koo koo kachoo, the results appear in their hot little hands in no time.