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WSAVA HEREDITARY DISEASES
PANEL DISCUSSION ON HEREDITARY DISEASES (GIGER (USA) WITH ALL SPEAKERS OF DSAVA, FECAVA AND WSAVA HEREDITARY DISEASE SESSIONS)
U. Giger1 1Philadelphia, USA
PANEL DISCUSSION ON HEREDITARY DISEASES
Urs Giger, Prof. Dr. med. vet. MS FVH
Dipl. ACVIM & ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) & Dipl.
ECVCP (Clinical Pathology)
Chair, WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
giger@vet.upenn.edu
During the past few days DSAVA, FECAVA and WSAVA held sessions on various aspects of hereditary diseases and genetic predispositions to disease in companion animals. General concepts on genetic diseases from clinical signs to the molecular genetic diagnosis were presented. Some hereditary traits and diseases were speci cally discussed and solutions explored. The challenges and opportunities for the veterinary clinician, in particular regarding diagnostics, treatment options and genetic counseling, were emphasized.
There are close to one thousand hereditary traits in dogs and three hundred in cats. Diagnostics include clinical examination, imaging, routine laboratory tests as well
as speci c genetic tests. Over two hundred disease causing mutations have been determined in dogs and more than thirty in cats. All currently available DNA tests for hereditary diseases in dogs and cats and associated laboratories worldwide can be found at http://research. vet.upenn.edu/WSAVA-LabSearch. Furthermore, panel screening for all reported mutations has been reported and may be most cost effective as long as one is assuring that the mutation found also causes disease in another breed and genetic counseling is provided.
All speakers on hereditary diseases during the DSAVA, FECAVA and WSAVA sessions were invited to participate the panel discussion in this  nal session. This  nal session offers also an opportunity for attendees to
pose speci c questions to the speakers of the prior presentations.
42ND WORLD SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS AND FECAVA 23RD EUROCONGRESS
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