Foresight Health® Von Willebrand Disease
Our Foresight Health® single test for Von Willebrand Disease is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.
Our DNA test results are accepted by the Kennel Club.
Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder which affects blood clotting. Affected dogs may have nosebleeds and bruise easily, as well as bleed heavily after injury or surgery. Most dogs will have a normal life expectancy but this condition should be noted to veterinarians in the case of surgery.
An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the VWF gene.
This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:
- Australian Labradoodle (Type 1)
- Cavapoo (Type 1)
- Chinese Crested (Type 2 - Chinese Crested)
- Cockapoo (Type 1)
- Dobermann (Type 1)
- German Wirehaired Pointer (Type 2 - German Pointer)
- Goldendoodle (Type 1)
- Irish Doodle (Type 1)
- Irish Red & White Setter (Type 1)
- Irish Setter (Type 1)
- Labradoodle (Type 1)
- Manchester Terrier (Type1)
- Papillon (Type 1)
- Poodle Miniature (Type 1)
- Poodle Standard (Type 1)
- Poodle Toy (Type 1)
- Schnoodle (Type 1)
- Sheepadoodle (Type 1)
- Shetland Sheepdog (Type 3)
- Welsh Corgi Cardigan (Type 1)
The guideline turnaround time for single tests is typically 10-12 working days after the swab arrives at the lab.
If you need more than two tests it is often more cost-effective to order the relevant Foresight Health® breed package.
Vos-Loohuis M, van Oost BA, Dangel C, Langbein-Detsch I, Leegwater PA. A novel VWF variant associated with type 2 von Willebrand disease in German Wirehaired Pointers and German Shorthaired Pointers. Anim Genet. 2017 Aug;48(4):493-496