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Health testing--Cystinuria in Mastiffs - 12/30/2012
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One of the greatest health issues we have in Mastiffs is Cystinuria--a genetic urinary disease where the kidney forms cysteine stones.  These stones can completely block the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder, or the urethra. In Mastiffs, only the males exhibit these symptoms and test positive with the Urinary test; only one Mastiff female has every tested positive with the urinary test.  Here is a link to he MCOA site with an excellent explanation of Cystinuria in Mastiffs----http://mastiff.org/CYSTINURIA.htm. Below are 2 charts I have developed to show how just one dog carrying cystinuria may affect several generations of dogs. So, it is extremely important that Mastiffs used in a breeding program be tested for cystinuria.  The Cystinuria Nitroprusside test is a simple urine collection which does not require a vet visit but can easily be collected by the owner or breeder preferably 2-4 hours after the dog has eaten. The ...

Health testing--Cystinuria in Mastiffs



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