DNA test - EIC (Exercise-induced collapse)

Details about the disease

This condition leads to a defect in nerve communication during intense exercise. In affected dogs, certain factors can trigger the collapse including type of exercise, temperature and excitement.

Clinical signs

Dogs clinically affected by EIC will show signs of leg weakness followed by complete collapse after five to 20 minutes minutes of strenuous activity. The severity can vary. Severely affected dogs may collapse with mild exercise - other dogs only exhibit collapse episodes sporadically (occurring at irregular intervals). First clinical signs are usually noticed between 5 months and 3 years of age, but can appear later in life.

How is it inherited?

The disease is described as an autosomal-recessive condition. This means that a dog must inherit two copies of an abnormal gene (one from its mother and one from its father) before its health is affected. A dog that inherits only one copy of the abnormal gene (from its mother or its father) will have no signs of the disease, but will be a carrier and may pass the gene on to any offspring.

Which laboratories test for this condition?

Two lists of laboratories that test for EIC can be found below.

Laboratories that send a copy of your dog's results straight to The Kennel Club, so you don't have to.
Laboratories Contact details

Kennel Club CombiBreed (UK)

Available as part of an all-on one health test package for Labrador Retrievers.

Read more about CombiBreed
Animal DNA Diagnostics (UK)

 

Phone: 01223 395577
Email: Animal DNA Diagnostics
Web: www.animaldnadiagnostics.co.uk

Animal Genetics (UK)
Available for Labrador Retrievers only.

Phone: 01726 247788
Email: Animal Genetics
Web: www.animalgenetics.eu
Laboklin (UK) Phone: 0161 282 3066
Email: Laboklin
Web: www.laboklin.co.uk
Pet Genetics Lab (UK) Phone: 01624 679 720
Email: Pet Genetics Lab
Web: www.petgeneticslab.co.uk  

Where will your dog's results be published?

DNA test results from these laboratories are sent directly to The Kennel Club and are recorded on to the dog's record in the registration database, and are published:

Laboratories that do not send a copy of your dog's results to The Kennel Club. You'll need to do this yourself.
Laboratories Contact details
DDC Veterinary (USA)
Available for Labrador Retrievers only.
Email: DDC Veterinary
Web: www.vetdnacenter.com
Genetic Technologies (Australia)
Available for Labrador Retrievers only.
Web: www.animalnetwork.com.au
Genindexe (France) Email: Genindexe
Web: www.genindexe.com
Paw Print Genetics (USA)
Available for Labrador Retrievers only.
Email: Paw Print Genetics
Web: www.pawprintgenetics.com
Pinmoore Animal Lab Services (UK)
Available for Labrador Retrievers only.
Phone: 01829 781855
Email: Pinmoore Animal Lab Services
Web: www.palsvetlab.co.uk
University of Minnesota (USA)
Available for Labrador Retrievers only.
Email: University of Minnesota
Web: www.vdl.umn.edu/services-and-fees/index.htm
Van Haeringen (Holland)
Available for Labrador Retrievers only.
Email: Van Haeringen
Web: www.vhlgenetics.com

How to submit DNA test results to The Kennel Club

The laboratories listed above do not send your dog's DNA test results to The Kennel Club. To have these results placed on your dog's record please submit them yourself by scanning and emailing them to our health results team.

What we require on the results certificate

Please note that we require at least two forms of identification on the result certificate. These must include the dog's microchip or tattoo number along with either the dog's registered name or registered number. Results without these details cannot be accepted by us.

Where will your dog's results be published once you have submitted them?

DNA test results received by The Kennel Club are recorded on to the dog's record in the registration database, and are published:

How to responsibly breed from your DNA-tested dog

If, once your dog is DNA tested, you would like to find out what their DNA test results mean, or how to select the right mate to avoid producing affected puppies, then please read our breeding advice and DNA testing information.

How to find out if a potential mate has been DNA tested

The Kennel Club’s Health Test Results Finder allows you to find the results of DNA tests carried out as part of The Kennel Club's official DNA testing schemes for any dog on The Kennel Club’s Breed Register.