Research program

Description: 
ANTAGENE is involved into discovering the causes of hereditary diseases and developp new DNA screening tests
Tests: 

Spinning

Title:
Spinning
Status:
Active
Description: 
Disease classified as an obsessive compulsive disorder
Symptomes: 
Affected dogs spin rapidly in tight circles, more or less frequently, with or without apparent interest in the tail.
Age d'aparition: 
-
Examen: 
Neurological check-up
Avancement: 
Undergoing sampling
Collaboration: 
Dr C. Escriou (VetAgro Sup, France), veterinary neurologist
Contact: 
spinning@vetagro-sup.fr mageane@antagene.com
Remarques: 
-
Spécialité: 
Neurology
Prélèvements pour participer à la recherche: 
Blood sample in EDTA tube (2-4 mL)
Documents à joindre aux prélèvements: 
Clinical certificate, Sampling certificate, Copy of pedigree
Accroche: 
Tail chasing

PRA - Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Title:
PRA - Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Status:
Active
Description: 
Rod and cone dystrophy
Symptomes: 
loss of night vision and a progressive loss of day vision, resulting in complete blindness
Age d'aparition: 
The average age of onset is 3.5 years
Examen: 
Ophthalmoscopy, biomicroscopy, ERG
Avancement: 
The CNRS of Rennes (France), in collaboration with AFBC (French Association of Border Collie) and thanks to Dr. G. Chaudieu who examined more than 400 Border collies, built a pedigree of nearly 200 dogs. Study of genetic transmission suggests a X-linked r
Collaboration: 
Team of Dr C. André (CNRS of Rennes, France) and Dr G. Chaudieu, veterinary ophthalmologist (France)
Contact: 
cani-dna@univ-rennes1.fr mageane@antagene.com
Remarques: 
Samples of affected dogs and their healthy/affected related dogs are still needed.
Spécialité: 
Ophthalmology
Prélèvements pour participer à la recherche: 
Blood sample in EDTA tube (2-4 mL)
Documents à joindre aux prélèvements: 
Clinical certificate, Sampling certificate, Copy of pedigree
Accroche: 
Progressive loss of vision
Race liée: 
Border Collie