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New Name for Immune-Mediated Myositis (IMM) Test

January 11, 2021
To more accurately reflect the genetic mechanism that underpins both immune-mediated myositis (IMM) and non-exertional rhabdomyolysis, the name of the VGL’s DNA test has been updated from Immune-mediated Myositis (IMM/MYH1) to myosin-heavy chain myopathy (MYHM).

VGL-led Team Identifies Genetic Variant Associated with Distichiasis in Friesians

December 04, 2020
An interdisciplinary team led by VGL Director Dr. Rebecca Bellone identified a genetic variant associated with distichiasis in Friesian horses. This is the first identification of a genetic variant linked to equine distichiasis, an ocular disease characterized by eyelashes that grow from abnormal positions along the edge of the eyelid and often lead to corneal irritation and damage.

New Dog DNA Test: Cocoa Coat Color

June 30, 2020
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory is excited to announce the launch of a new dog coat color test for a visually distinct brown coat color, known as cocoa, that occurs in French Bulldogs.

New Horse DNA Tests Launched

June 11, 2020
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory has launched three new horse tests, one of which was researched and developed at the VGL.

Expanded Availability of Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM1) Test

June 11, 2020
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory is pleased to announce that it is now licensed to offer the Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM1) test to the general public as both a standalone test and part of a genetic disease panel for Quarter Horses and related breeds.