Paw Print Genetics, a division of Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. is pleased to announce that its customers may request certificates for their dogs from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals for canine Exercise-induced Collapse (EIC). EIC is a genetic disorder typically associated with Labrador retrievers but can be observed in other breeds. Dogs who suffer from EIC usually develop signs of an episode 5 to 15 minutes after initiation of strenuous exercise. Dogs will lose coordination of their hind legs and in some cases, their entire body. Dogs usually fully recover within 30 minutes and can live relatively normal lives as house pets.
Following the recent decision by the U.S. District Court of Minnesota invalidating the EIC patent, customers can request certificates from OFA for testing performed at Paw Print Genetics. Paw Print Genetics has a number of tests for which certificates can be issued from OFA and is proud that EIC can now be certified for a number of different breeds. For questions concerning a test's eligibility to be certified by the OFA, please contact the laboratory at AskUS@pawprintgenetics.com or 509-483-5950.