Test Name: Dermatomyositis DMS

Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory disease affecting skin as well as muscle, in extreme cases. This is an auto-immune disease in rare cases can be fatal.

See Dr. Leigh Anne Clark Presentation on Dermatomyositis & Interpreting Risk Assessment Results

Testing organization: Wisdom Health

Regular Price: $100 less a 15% discount, per dog.
Subsidy: CHF offers a subsidy of $50 per test, making the cost of your test, $35 to CHF members with receipt. This subsidy is in effect from 3/16/20 to 12/31/20.
Method and Test Ordering Instructions: Oral cheek swab.

CHF has put together swab kits to try to keep testing affordable for all of our members.  CHF is selling these at our cost after mailing.  You will need swabs for all DMS Testing.  Here is the link:  https://www.colliehealth.org/product/chf-swab-kits/

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.
https://americanshetlandsheepdogassociation.org/dermatomyositis/

NOTE: SUBSIDIES ARE FOR PUREBRED ROUGH AND SMOOTH COLLIES ONLY AND FOR COLLIES OWNED BY CHF MEMBERS.  THERE IS A 30 DAY WAIT PERIOD FOR NEW MEMBERS.