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KateW
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Re: Addisons

Post by KateW » 16 Aug 2010, 09:49

Bruggesmum wrote:
KateW wrote:
PennyAli wrote:I agree, and what about her Dad?
Exactly; I only hope his owners were informed and they have tested him and thoroughly examined his lineage.

Katherine
There is no test for Addisons except on the dog that is thought to be ill and that test is done when the dog is showing signs of illness.
At the moment there is no positive way of showing how Addisons is passed in lines.
I am certainly not an expert on this but my understanding is that any dog can be tested for AD with several blood samples being taken before and after a hormone injection which is then evaluated in a laboratory to see whether the adrenal glabds are working properly. Obviously under normal conditions you wouldn't test a dog who seems healthy but I would have thought that in the case of a dog who has sired progeny who have developed this condition it would be a good idea to test....

I know that there are still many questions about the causes of AD but would expect people to contact their breeder if a dog develops the condition and then it is up to the breeder to withdraw dogs from breeding and inform other breeders with whom they have collaborated about a potential problem.

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Re: Addisons

Post by Flossiebag » 16 Aug 2010, 19:54

Bumping to keep up the interest in this important subject :)
Abbey and Esmerelda Doodle
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Re: Addisons

Post by KateW » 17 Aug 2010, 11:47

I received a pm from somebody informing me that I am completely incorrect about the test and saying that my google info was wrong.

As I said earlier I am certainly not an expert. I hadn't googled but used my own knowledge. However, I have now googled and read these links which certainly suggest that a test is available.

It would be very interesting and helpful if more information could be posted so we know more about this condition.

Katherine

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_ad ... sease.html

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deaddisons.html

http://www.addisondogs.com/addisons/

http://www.vetrica.com/care/dog/addisons.shtml

http://wheatenguy.tripod.com/addisons.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1481556/

http://www.vetstreamcanis.com/ACI/janua ... eet054.asp
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Re: Addisons

Post by Bruggesmum » 17 Aug 2010, 16:38

Kate you can only have the test done when the dog is showing clinical signs of illness. You can not take a healthy dog and ask for this test.
So there is no test that can be done on the parents before a mating or on an animal that has sired an affectted puppy unless they have clinical signs of illness.

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Re: Addisons

Post by Flossiebag » 18 Aug 2010, 20:02

Bumping - its the 18th and an important day for us x
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Re: Addisons

Post by Bruggesmum » 19 Aug 2010, 13:06

PennyAli wrote:People are going to have to be more and more aware of Addisons with more and more multi generations about, the risk of more cases of Addisons increases, with the Australian Labradoodle's we have a database with dogs that have or have produced pups with this problem, so we can breed responsibly but unfortunately this is not the same for UK Labradoodle's :( maybe that is something that someone could set up? :D So breeders of UK Labradoodle's could check there lines in order to try and breed responsibly :D
I wonder if the ASD AD registry is hidden? As i can't find it

I don't think there is a pedigree of an AD labradoodle anywhere online?
I've looked on

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/k9Addisons/ looking in files

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/k9AD_Pedigrees/ there is an empty folder for labradoodles in files

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/labradoodlehealth/ database has a pedigree option

Do you know if there is anywhere else to look? It would seem very silly to have a database that only the breeders can see. The buying public should be able to check everything before buying a pup.

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Re: Addisons

Post by Liz! » 19 Aug 2010, 13:37

I was just going to ask that very question! Where is the register, whoever posted that mention...

I keep having people want to buy a similar dog to Lola - I can recommend her breeders, but I would lie to know if any of her relatives have ever had a dog with this problem.

We have a human friend with it and it is hard for him.
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