Dermatomyositis DMS*2019-01-23T18:22:28+00:00

Test Name: Dermatomyositis DMS

Description: Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory auto-immune disease affecting skin or muscle and both in extreme cases.
See: Dr. Leigh Anne Clark Presentation on Dermatomyositis & Interpreting Risk Assessment Results

Testing organization: OptiGen, LLC
Regular Price: $100 per dog. Online discount $95 per dog. To receive the ??% OptiGen discount, use the special code “CHF19REF” when you apply for the test. OptiGen set up their discount so that it pops in at the end of your order.
Rebate: CHF offers a rebate of $65 per test, or if less, the cost of your test, to CHF members with receipt. This rebate is in effect until 12/31/19.
Method and Test Ordering Instructions: Oral cheek swab.  If prior tests for a dog have been done at OptiGen, swabs may still be available for testing DMS.

The American Shetland Sheepdog Association (ASSA) has been generous enough to allow CHF to provide a link to their in-depth information that they have put together for their website.  I urge all Collie people to use this link to become more informed with Dermatomyositis, DMS.


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On December 17, 2002 the organization changed it’s name from the Collie Club of America Foundation to the Collie Health Foundation in order to give the Foundation a unique identity separate from the Collie Club of America and more clearly represent our mission.

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