6th August 2010, 12:58 PM
CAVALIER CARRIERS of MVD
I have Posted this on My Blog ,but thought it could be of interest to those of you who have not Read my Blogs.
I started to wonder if Cavaliers who were Heart Checked clear of MVD ,but could they still be Carriers of the MVDGene/Genes.
Unfortunately this could be.
It appears that the Precise Mode of Inheritance for MVD in our Cavalier Breed has yet to be established .
Dogs essentially die with the Genes that they were born with,so a Dog that carries One or More Deleterious Genes say for MVD ,will carry them throughout it's Life and will have the same chance of Passing them onto Off-Springs ,no matter what age the Dog is used for Breeding.
At the moment there does not seem to be any way of Detecting MVD Carriers ,other than by Pedigree Analaysis.
I would think that this means that it so Important to know about the MVD Status of the Cavaliers' Parents, Grand-Parents, and maybe even further back than that ,to know as to whether a Cavalier could be a MVD Carrier or not.
If Two MVD Cavalier Carriers are mated to-gether ,I am not sure about this,then could there be a MVD Problem for the Off-Springs.
This is why , for the Future of the Cavalier Breed ,the SM and MVD Gene/Genes have to be found, this is the only way that the Cavalier Carriers of those Two Diseases can be discovered.
7th August 2010, 10:01 AM
Cavalier carriers of mvd
Originally Posted by Bet
CAVALIER CARRIERS OF MVD
Can I add that ,Yes, Two Cavalier Carriers of the MVD Gene/Genes ,mated to-gether, can Produce Off-Springs who will have MVD.
What a Frightening Scenario the Cavalier Breed is now living in,since Two Cavalier SM Carriers mated to-gether will also Produce Off-Springs with SM.