Veterinary Journal publication describing the WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee's comprehensive web program

Photo: Here is a 1 year old female West Highland White Terrier with severe and highly regenerative anemia treated for infectious causes and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia but not responding. What is your diagnosis? Erythrocytic pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency with severe hemolytic anemia and secondary osteosclerosis and hemosiderosis. Specific diagnosis made by DNA testing see WSAVA Database on DNA tests at http://research.vet.upenn.edu/WSAVA-LabSearch


The Veterinary Journal has published an article describing the WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee's comprehensive web program offering information on the current diseases with an identified mutation and the Laboratories offering the tests. 

The article describes information on the database not available anywhere else, as well as describing the general features of the program, and how it was developed and updated. 


The article may be found on pub med: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23582432 and the database can be found online under "WSAVA GENETIC DATABASE"

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