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. Tests ordered before July 14 must be submitted to Wisdom Health before December 15, 2023 for processing.
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.
For DMS and PRA tests ordered from Wisdom Health prior to July 14,
please request your 15% refund using the form below.
NOTE: DISCOUNTS ARE FOR PUREBRED ROUGH AND SMOOTH COLLIES OWNED BY CHF MEMBERS ONLY.