Health

Diseases of the Border Collie



At Bleu Perle Border Collie we look for having healthy dogs, free of genetic diseases, and we carry out the appropriate tests.

HIP DYSPLASIA

Sample of an affected hip dysplasia, as well as subsequent treatments to correct the anomalous position of the bones. As it can be seen, it is an invasive treatment, expensive and involves anesthesia of the animal. Photos released by Marie-Pierre, Moselle (France), your dog tricolor. -G (gauche, izquierda) y D (droite, derecha)-. -G (left, left) and D (right, right) -.

NEURONAL CEROID LIPOFUSCINOSIS (CL)

The Neuronal Ceroid lipofuscinosis (CL) is a kind of epilepsy causing the degeneration of some cells and the eye. Affected individuals may show the first symptoms when they are about one year old: loss of motor ability, lack of vision, etc.
The CL is a deadly disease in most of the cases as there is no treatment. Nowadays, the available genetic tests may show us whether a dog is normal, carrier or affected, so breeders can improve mates in order not to lose good genes and avoiding producing affected puppies. From a genetic point of view, dogs can be:

TABLE OF RESULT IN THE CROSSINGS ACCORDING TO ITS GENETIC CODE

Herein below we can see the different outcomes resulting from mating, according to the results of DNA tests. It is important to note that you should always avoid mates resulting on affected puppies.
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THE COLLIE EYE ANOMALY (CEA)

The Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) is a congenital alteration of hereditary nature which affects the eye. It is also known as scleral ectasia syndrome. It is believed that the pathogenesis is based on a distinction that triggers abnormal mesodermal defects of variable importante.
Diagnosis is difficult, as is manifested in four types of lesions, whose presentation is so variable, and its recessive character. However, it is possible to diagnose about 6 or 7 weeks, which allows the control of the disease. The older, more difficult it is to make the diagnosis.
Nowadays, the available genetic tests may show us whether a dog is normal, carrier or affected, so breeders can improve mates in order not to lose good genes and avoiding producing affected puppies. From a genetic point of view, dogs can be:
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TRAPPED NEUTROPHIL SYNDROME (TNS)

TNS is a lethal hereditary disease, and individuals that suffer rarely reaches the age of one year. TNS causes the degeneration of the immune system of the animal, depriving it of the necessary defenses against diseases that healthy individuals overcome without much difficulties.
TNS usually becomes apparent, with fatal consequences, after the first vaccination. It is therefore very important to control this deadly disease through genetic testing.
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