Dachshund Club of Queensland Newsletter

Lisa Marsh-Furness has issued the first edition of the “The Long And The Short Of It” ENewsletter. This edition is a detailed report on the double championship shows held at Durack in June.

“The Long And The Short Of It” ENewsletter can be viewed here:-

Dachshund Club Queensland ENewsletter No.1

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SDMD DNA Testing

SDMD is a  form of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy associated with a mutation in a muscle sarcoglycan gene has been identified in young miniature Dachshunds from Australia, South Africa, and the US. Clinical signs, first noted at approximately 6 months of age were variable and included exercise intolerance, stiff gait, myoglobinuria and dysphagia. The serum CK activity was markedly and persistently elevated. Histopathology of muscle biopsies showed a dystrophic phenotype and immunofluorescent stainings showed all sarcoglycan proteins were markedly decreased or absent.

A SDMD DNA test is available from Orivet Australia.
Full details are available on Orivet’s website.

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