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News and Updates

Please check in  from time to time for updates!!!

Please scroll down to view all the information listed below.

February 20, 2017 - POAG-PBGV - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

January 3, 2017 -
rcd4-PRA - Japanese Spitz

December 2, 2016 - SDCA1 - Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia subtype 1 - Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael), Belgian Laekenois and Belgian Tervueren

December 2, 2016 - ACHM2-GS - Dayblindness - German Shepherd

November 17, 2016 - DB/RD - Goldendoodle, Labradoodle/Goldendoodle , Labradoodle & Labradoodle, Australian added

November 14, 2016 - rcd4-PRA - Miniature Poodle

October 21, 2016 - prcd-PRA - American Hairless (Rat) Terrier & Rat Terrier

October 21, 2016 - DB/RD - Dayblindness/Retinal Degeneration - Standard Poodle

October 20, 2016 - crd1/rcd1b - American Pit Bull Terrier added

October 18, 2016 - NPHP4-CORD -  Standard & Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds

October 13, 2016 - rcd3 - Pomeranian

October 13, 2016 - CMR - Brazilian Terrier (CMR1) & Finnish Lapphund (CMR3)

October 13, 2016 - HUU - Lagotto Romagnolo & Swedish Vallhund

October 13, 2016 - FN - Welsh Springer Spaniel

October 13, 2016 - CMO - Australian Shepherd & Lancashire Heeler

October 13, 2016 - L-2-HGA - L-2-Hydroxyglutaric Aciduria - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

October 10, 2016 - NEwS - Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures - Standard Poodle

August 23, 2016 - prcd-PRA - Barbet

August 11, 2016 - prcd-PRA - Swedish Jamthund

August 5, 2016 - POAG-NE - Primary Open Angle Glaucoma - Norwegian Elkhound

July 29, 2016 - Curly Hair test - KRT71 mutation - Bichon Frise, Border Collie, Boykin Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chihuahua, Cockapoo, Dachshund, Goldendoodle, Havanese, Kerry Blue Terrier, Kuvasz, Labradoodle (other designer doodle breeds), Leonberger, Maltese, Maltipoo, Pharaoh Hound, Portuguese Water Dog, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 

July 28, 2016 - HS - Histiocytic Sarcoma - Bernese Mountain Dog

July 25, 2016 - prcd-PRA - Chihuahua

July 21, 2016 - crd1/rcd1b - Cone Rod Dystrophy Type1/Rod Cone Dysplasia Type1b - American Staffordshire Terrier

July 21, 2016 - DM - Degenerative Myelopathy - American Eskimo Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Borzoi, Boxer, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Great Pyrenees, Kerry Blue Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Poodles (all varieties), Pug, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Shetland Sheepdog, Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier 

June 15, 2016 - HUU - Hyperuricosuria - American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Shepherd (all varieties), Black Russian Terrier, Boerboel, Bulldog, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Giant Schnauzer, Jack Russell Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Large Munsterlander, Parson Russell Terrier, Small Munsterlander, Vizsla & Weimaraner

June 14, 2016 - AMS -  Acral Mutilation Syndrome - English Cocker Spaniel, English Pointer, English Springer Spaniel, French Spaniel & German Shorthaired Pointer

June 13, 2016 - CNM - Centronuclear Myopathy - Labrador Retriever and Lab Crosses

June 10, 2016 - PCD - Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia - Old English Sheepdog

May 3, 2016 - CMO - Craniomandibular Osteopathy - West Highland Terrier, Cairn Terrier & Scottish Terrier

April 29, 2016 - SD2 - Skeletal Dysplasia 2 - Labrador Retriever

April 26, 2016 - EIC - Exercise Induced Collapse test for Boykin Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Cocker Spaniel (American), Curly Coat Retriever, English Cocker Spaniel, German Wirehaired Pointer, Labrador Retriever & Pembroke Welsh Corgi

March 14, 2016 - LSD - Lysosomal Storage Disease test for Lagotto Romagnolo

November 23, 2015 -  OC - Osteochondrodysplasia  test for Dwarf, Moyen & Toy Poodles

November 11, 2015 - OC - Osteochondrodysplasia test for Miniature Poodles

October 20, 2015 - CNGA1-PRA test for Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties)

April 30, 2015 - IC - Improper Coat test for Berger des Pyrenees and Great Pyrenees

March 18, 2015 - IG-S - Imerslund Grasbeck syndrome test in Border Collies

March 11, 2015 - rcd3-PRA test for Chinese Cresteds

December 31, 2014 - ACHM - Achromotopsia Day Blindness - Labrador Retrievers & Labrador crosses

December 23, 2014 - WDP/OCA - White Doberman Pinscher mutation causing Oculocutaneous Albinism - Doberman Pinscher

December 3, 2014 - prcd-PRA - Maltipoo

November 4, 2014 - PMDS test for Miniature Schnauzers

October 29, 2014 - prcd-PRA - German Spitz

October 14, 2014 - Gene Therapy for Dogs affected with CMR

August 14, 2014 - IG-PRA1 test for Italian Greyhounds Available 

July 17, 2014 - HNPK - Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis testing available for multiple breeds 

July 9, 2014 - prcd-PRA - Bolonka Zwetna

June 20, 2014 - prcd-PRA - English Shepherds

June 13, 2014 -  HSF4-1 & HSF4-2 tests for Cataracts now available for multiple breeds

February 19, 2014 - rcd4-PRA (Late Onset PRA) - Australian Cattle Dog, Gordon Setter, English Setter, Llewellyn Setter, Irish Setter, Irish Red & White Setter, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Tibetan Terrier and Small Munsterlander

January 8, 2014 - Poodle Research Samples needed for Inherited Cataracts and Optic Nerve Hypoplasia or Micropapilla

August 27, 2013 - PRA in the Labrador Retriever update

August 27, 2013 - CMR1 - Canine Multifocal Retinopathy - American Bulldog

August 20, 2013 - BAS_PRA - Basenji

July 29, 2013 - GR_PRA2 - Golden Retriever PRA Type 2 - Golden Retriever & Golden Retriever crosses

July 22, 2013 - GM1 - Gangliosidosis - Portuguese Water Dog

June 14, 2013 - Supreme Court Rules on Gene Patents 

June 5, 2013 - CMR1 - Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 1 - Boerboel

March 20, 2013 - Papillon PRA1 testing available

March 18, 2013 - Primary Lens Luxation Testing available for multiple breeds

March 11, 2013 - prcd-PRA - Standard Poodle

December 4, 2012 - Joint statement released between OptiGen and InGen.

November 6, 2012 - IC - Improper Coat - Lagotto Romagnolo

October 12, 2012 - Joint statement released between OptiGen and Genindexe.

October 8, 2012 - prcd-PRA - Schipperke

August 23, 2012 - prcd-PRA - Giant Schnauzer

July 18, 2012 - BFJE - Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy - Lagotto Romagnolo 

June 26, 2012 - OptiGen is awarded ISO17025 Accreditation!

June 13, 2012 - CEA/CH - Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia - Bearded Collie

May 8, 2012 - POAG - Primary Open Angle Glaucoma - Beagle

January 20, 2012 - CEA/CH - Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia - Hokkaido Dog

October 31, 2011 - IC - Improper Coat - Labradoodle, Australian

August 1, 2011 - News Release for our U.S. customers 

July 7, 2011 - TNS - Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome - Border Collie

June 20, 2011 - CMR - Canine Multifocal Retinopathy - Australian Shepherd

June 20, 2011 - CD - Cone Degeneration - Australian Shepherd

April 1, 2011 - CMR1 - Canine Multifocal Retinopathy - Cane Corso & Perro de Presa Canario

January 27, 2011 - GR_PRA1 - Golden Retriever PRA type 1 - Golden Retriever & Golden Retriever crosses

December 16, 2011 - ICH-A - Ichthyosis - Golden Retriever

December 2, 2010 - CMR3 - Canine Multifocal Retinopathy - Lapponian Herder

August 31, 2010 - Important Progress in Patent Lawsuit - Joint statement released.

June 29, 2010 - NDRG1 - Neuropathy in the Greyhound.

June 17, 2010 - Cone Rod Dystrophy in American Pit Bull Terrier (crd2) & Glen of Imaal Terrier (crd3).

May 14, 2010 - CDM - Cone Degeneration in Alaskan Malamutes.

March 8, 2010 - IC - Improper Coat in Portuguese Water dog available

February 12, 2010 - Important Progress in Patent Lawsuit - Joint statement released.

October 2009 - Beginning in October 2009, all samples from India should be directed to GTG...

May 1, 2009 - Important message concerning second lawsuit filed to protect patents.

December 31, 2008 - June 30, 2009 - Offer has ended...
OptiGen's Anniversary Special -
Celebrating 10 years of service!

November 19, 2008 -
Cerebellar Ataxia test now available for American Staffordshire Terriers -  OptiGen is pleased to partner with Antagene in France to assist North American owners of American Staffordshire Terriers who wish to test their dog’s DNA for Cerebellar Ataxia. To make this test more convenient for North American clients, OptiGen is serving as an agent for Antagene, by rendering blood or cheek swab samples into DNA and shipping the DNA to Antagene.  Antagene owns the international license for testing Cerebellar Ataxia (patent pending) in the American Staffordshire Terrier and will perform the DNA testing in their laboratory in France. OptiGen will obtain the results of the test from Antagene as soon as the tests are completed and send reports to the owners.

October 24, 2008 -
Test for rcd2-PRA now available for Collies - It has been a long time coming but rough and smooth collie breeders can now celebrate the news that a definitive DNA test for PRA is available for their breeds. Thanks to years of dedicated work by researchers in the laboratories of Dr. Greg Acland and Dr. Gus Aguirre, and aided by early support from Morris Animal Foundation and the Collie Health Foundation, the mutation responsible for the collie PRA called rod cone dysplasia type 2 (rcd2) has been identified. OptiGen has been granted exclusive rights worldwide to offer this test by Cornell University and the test is now available at OptiGen.

September 23, 2008 -
Normal to Affected Offspring Tested at Reduced Prices

July 25, 2008 -
Test for Inherited RD/OSD in Labradors & Samoyeds Now Available

March 20, 2008
Available Discounts

March 3, 2008
Testanforderungsformulare sind jetzt auch in deutscher Übersetzung
erhältlich


February 27, 2008
OptiGen Health Registry Update 2/27/08 Finnish Tollers

February 14, 2008
DKK Health Registry Announcement


January 17, 2008
News Update on prcd-PRA Testing in Europe


January 8, 2008
Traduction en français des formulaires de demande de tests

December 7, 2007
Normal to Normal Offspring Tested at Reduced Prices

April 6, 2007
Cheek Swabs Now Accepted by OptiGen

January 8, 2007
Genetic test for CMR - Canine Multi-focal Retinopathy
for Mastiffs: (Old English, Bullmastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux--French Mastiff), Great Pyrenees and Coton de Tulear now available

December 12, 2006
FN - Familial Nephropathy test for English Cocker Spaniels

November 27, 2006
Genetic test for prcd-PRA now available for Spanish Water Dog & Australian Shepherd

August 24, 2006
OFA Registrations Resume

August 1, 2006
Genetic test for prcd-PRA announced for Kuvasz

June 19, 2006
Reports Get New Look - July 1, 2006
We're giving the OptiGen test REPORT a NEW LOOK....

May 25, 2006
Testing in Australia, New Zealand and Japan 
New information on source of testing.

April 17, 2006
CEA - Collie Eye Anomaly Test for Tollers
The OptiGen genetic test for CEA in the Toller is now available and can be done on Toller samples submitted to Optigen previously for prcd-PRA testing. Please read about these details at this link. Detailed information about the discovery of CEA in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is reported by the Health and Genetics Committee of the USA NSDTRC on its website http://www.nsdtrc-usa.org/CEAIntro.htm

July 25, 2005
CL (NCL - Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis) Test for Border Collies
The genetic test for Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis in Border Collies is offered by OptiGen as of July 25, 2005.  The CL test can be done on Border Collie samples submitted to OptiGen previously for CEA/CH testing. Please read about the details at this link.

June 1, 2005
New Mutation Test for prcd PRA Is Now Available
OptiGen, LLC, proudly announces identification of the gene causing canine prcd-PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy). The cause of this inherited blinding disease, occurring in at least a dozen purebreeds, is one specific mutation in the coding sequence of the gene. OptiGen now offers a direct gene mutation test (mutation test) to detect the prcd-PRA status of any dog among affected breeds.

2005
OptiGen Tests PRA Affected Dogs at No Cost
It is EXTREMELY important to test as many PRA-affected dogs in each breed as possible. To promote this, OptiGen will test, at no charge, affected dogs from each of the 16 breeds with a known genetic form of PRA.

OptiGen, LLC, a veterinary diagnostic, service and research laboratory offers DNA testing to detect genetic disease in dogs - providing the ultimate advantage for canine breeding programs. Visit our homepage, browse our test offerings.


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