Notes from recent research in Kooikerhondje health and genetics and the future of the breed, a conversation with Prof. Mandigers at the Veterinary University Utrecht.
Posted with permission of Susanne Martin, MD, of Golden Gate Kooikers.
Answers questions of interest to breeders and others:
- Do we need to continue testing for vWD (von Willebrand disease)?
- In reality very few dogs get sick from ENM (or HNM, Hereditary Necrotizing Myelopathy). Why?
- Which inflammatory disease of the muscle is becoming more common among kooikerhondjes?
- What rule of thumb can breeders use to avoid inbreeding?
Read the full report here.