Exercise-Induced Collapse DNA Test

EIC causes exercise intolerance in affected dogs

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Test Highlights:

Name: Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC)

DNA Samples: Collected at Home Using Cheek Swabs

Cost: $58 + S&H per Dog/Multi-Test Discounts may Apply

Results: 5 Business Days after Receipt of Samples

How do I Know if my Dog Carries the Mutation for EIC?

Dogs affected by Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) will often begin to exhibit leg weakness followed by a complete collapse after just 5 to 15 minutes of strenuous activity. The severity and duration of these spells can vary depending on the environment. EIC is a big problem particularly with hunting and field trial dogs, where long periods of excitement and exercise are common. In extreme cases, dogs affected by EIC can die.

It is estimated that at least 25% of all Retrievers taking part in field trials today have at least one copy of the EIC mutation. It is a recessive disorder, therefore carriers (those having 1 copy of mutation) do not show symptoms. However, if these dogs are used for breeding, they will pass on the mutation 50% of the time. If a carrier-to-carrier mating occurs, it is expected that 25% of the offspring will be “EIC affected” (those having 2 copies of the mutation).

Our DNA test for EIC in dogs gives breeders an accurate, convenient, and affordable tool to help them avoid producing EIC-affected offspring and significantly reduce the gene frequency in future generations.

DNA results are emailed within 5 business days, once all samples are received at the laboratory.

Not sure if you need this test? Type your breed into the box above or contact us for a free consultation.

Your Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) DNA-test kit includes:

  • Sterile DNA-collection swabs
  • Complete instructions

Postage-paid return envelope (if mailed in the U.S.)

Understanding Results

There are 3 possible genotypes reported for Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC)

  • CLEAR: those having 2 copies of the normal allele and appear to be normal
  • CARRIER: those having 1 copy of the normal allele and 1 copy of the mutation but appear to be normal

AFFECTED: those having 2 copies of the mutation are likely to show clinical signs of EIC

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