Embark DNA testing? - Page 1

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by SitasMom on 08 October 2019 - 01:10

I recently did an Embark DNA test on one of my dogs, and was surprised by how many Common Genetic Conditions the GSD have been found.

Tiger tested clear for all common conditions and all other conditions from all other dogs, also tested as a long coat carrier (bummer), they were spot on with her weight (65 lbs.).

Overall I'm pleased and relieved that she's less likely of developing stuff like bladder stones, renal issues, DM, and hemophilia.

I'm wondering how many breeders rely on such tests to weed out possible health issues with their breeding lines?


by Koots on 08 October 2019 - 02:10

What is the cost of this test?


by Koots on 08 October 2019 - 22:10

Or more importantly, what rate of accuracy does the test have?


by MKGermanShepherds on 12 October 2019 - 16:10

OFA recognizes the results from Embark so I would guess they have accurate results. I just sent one off for my DDR girl can't wait to get them back


by Koots on 12 October 2019 - 17:10

Tried to get to the OFA site to see what tests are recognized, but it's not functioning?

by NatureDragon on 16 October 2019 - 01:10

Wow great thanks for this, looks like a good test. I can't wait to test my puppy, esp since I'm not sure if her parents were health tested much prior to breeding, and she is from a well known kennel too.


by courtmay22000 on 16 October 2019 - 02:10

JUst got my dog embarked..... it was so helpful


by Hundmutter on 16 October 2019 - 08:10

Hmmm ...a page of replies, yet still no actual accuracy figures, or costings ?

by Fyrestone on 16 October 2019 - 19:10

its 179 for a Breeders kit But like Black Friday and other times there are large discounts

They are a research partner with Cornell University And so far with my own dogs the testings are the same as persay my OFA testings. Im not at home but i can find some of the accuracy stuff. So far its the cheapest to have Coat length color and health testing for me.


by Hundmutter on 16 October 2019 - 20:10

Thanks Fyrestone.


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