Нэнси в FB создала тему о ДЕГЕНЕРАТИВНОЙ МИЕЛОПАТИИ. К сожалению, у нас в стране пока не принято проводить подобного рода исследования.
Я привожу здесь некоторые данные из публикации
"...We have not tested many Komondorok yet, but the mutation is present in the breed. In breeds with a small gene pool, we recommend testing all breeding stock so that breeders can make informed choices, and avoid producing puppies destined to be at risk for DM. Dogs testing carrier, and even affected/at risk CAN be used in a breeding program to keep all their other positive traits in the breed – if bred to a mate that has been DNA-tested normal, resulting pups can be no worse than carrier. Using the test wisely, genetic diversity and positive breed traits can be retained while reducing the incidence of the DM mutation in the breed. As of 9-1-10, we have DNA-tested 48 Komondorok for the DM mutation. These samples were primarily collected at random at dog shows, or by owners choosing to send samples for testing. None of these dogs was reported to have symptoms of DM at the time samples were collected. Of these 48 dogs, 31 tested NORMAL, 17 tested CARRIER, and none tested AFFECTED/AT RISK. While not reason for panic, with this number of carriers identified in a breed of small numbers, it would be wise to test at least the dogs making a major genetic contribution to the breed (widely used stud dogs, and bitches producing multiple litters) so that the prevalence does not inadvertently increase. We recommend breeders test their breeding stock for the DM mutation, and include knowledge of the test result in the overall decision-making process when choosing breeding partners. With careful and wise use of the test, overall risk of DM can be reduced while retaining the essential good qualities of the breed."