Test Results will come back as 1 of 3 options:
A) CLEAR - N/N - Normal
B) CARRIER - N/C - Not Affected
C) AT RISK - C/C - Affected
The chart shows the percentages of genetic probable outcomes for a variety of crosses depending on the results. These are PROBABLE outcomes, but not guaranteed. On Carrier Crosses - one may cross a Carrier on a Clear and get all Carriers or even all Clears, it just depends on each scenario - it is not a guarantee you will get 50/50 - the only fixed outcomes are an At Risk/At Risk cross, an At Risk/Clear cross, or a Clear/Clear cross (any that show 100% on the chart on the right are Guaranteed results)
What symptoms can present as degenerative myelopathy progresses?
Crisis — Immediate veterinary assistance needed regardless of the disease
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PDF Article Regarding DM Studies:
At this time the required evidence
of association between the genetic DM mutation
and actual spinal cord evaluations has only been proven in the breeds listed:
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