Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) Genetic Test | GenSol Diagnostics
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Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)


Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a canine genetic disorder that leads to loss of muscle control following periods of extreme exercise.  Episodes generally occur after 5-25 minutes of excessive activity that can include actively running for extended periods of time.  Episode severity ranges between different dogs and often begins with a form of rocking followed by weakening of the hind limbs and eventual collapse.  Attacks are typically brief (less than 20 minutes) and dogs tend to recover.  In a limited number of cases, episodes can be fatal.  Affected dogs begin to show symptoms from a couple of months to 3 years of age and are more susceptible at an age when more intensive training begins.  It is important for owners of dogs affected with EIC to be familiar with activities that may trigger an episode.

Boykin Spaniel
Bouvier des Flanders
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cocker Spaniels
Curly-Coated Retriever
German Wirehaired Pointer
Labrador Retriever
Old English Sheepdogs
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

A (CLEAR/NORMAL): These dogs have two copies of the normal gene and will neither develop Exercise Induced Collapse nor pass this mutation to their offspring.

B (CARRIER/NOT AFFECTED): These dogs have one copy of the normal gene and one copy of the mutation associated with this disease. They will not develop Exercise Induced Collapse but will, if bred, pass the mutation to 50% of its offspring, on average.

C (AT RISK/AFFECTED): These dogs have two copies of the mutation associated with this disease and are susceptible to collapse following periods of extreme exercise.

Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)

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