Test Name: Dermatomyositis DMS

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

See Collie Health 101 page on Dermatomyositis for details on this condition

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

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/

Testing organization: TO BE DETERMINED

* Wisdom Health is no longer offering this individual test after July 14 2023.

A variation of the DMS test is now being included with the Optimal Selection Panel but it does not include the C allele and therefore is of limited use for the collie.

Members will be notified of a new testing lab is secured.