NEW ENM DNA TEST AVAILABLE
Read the message on the VHNK website.
Susanne Martin, representative of KCUSA’s Health Committee reports:
NO NEED TO RETEST YOUR DOG
There is no need to re-send blood for dogs that were tested with the old test. . . . We currently do not know if all submitted samples from the past will be retested. We will keep you posted.
SHARE TEST RESULTS WITH VHNK
Also, I have heard that test results for ENM/VWD are not automatically forwarded to the VHNK (the Dutch kooikerhondje registry/ZooEasy) anymore. This used to be the case in the past. They encourage owners to submit the result directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or it can go through our registry/ZooEasy committee.
Susanne Martin (email@example.com)
UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 2016
Addendum from Prof Mandigers regarding the ENM test:
“All dogs that were previously tested as ENM carriers have been re-tested with the new test and only two of the dogs (about 1%) have been found clear of the mutation. The owners have been notified already. Based on their data, they can say that it is not necessary to repeat the test for the dogs that tested clear with the old test. It is not necessary to ship new blood.”