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Tempest

Veterinary Report by Embark

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Test Date: July 7th, 2017

Customer-supplied information

Owner Name: Annie St.Clair
Dog Name: Tempest
Sex: Female (intact)
Date of birth: 01/11/17
Breed type: purebred
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Breed registration: AKC WS55731609
Microchip: n/a

Genetic summary

Genetic breed identification:
Doberman Pinscher

Breed mix:
Doberman Pinscher: 100.0%
Predicted adult weight: 68 lbs
Calculated from 17 size genes.

Genetic age: 39 human years
Human equivalent age based on size, date of birth provided, and other factors

Clinical Tools

These clinical genetic tools can inform clinical decisions and diagnoses. These tools do not predict increased risk for disease.

Alanine Aminotransferase Activity (GPT)
Tempest's baseline ALT level is Low Normal
Why is this important to your vet?

Tempest has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Tempest has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Tempest is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Tempest’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

What is Alanine Aminotransferase Activity?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a clinical tool that can be used by veterinarians to better monitor liver health. This result is not associated with liver disease. ALT is one of several values veterinarians measure on routine blood work to evaluate the liver. It is a naturally occurring enzyme located in liver cells that helps break down protein. When the liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT is released into the bloodstream.

How vets diagnose this condition

Genetic testing is the only way to provide your veterinarian with this clinical tool.

How this condition is treated

Veterinarians may recommend blood work to establish a baseline ALT value for healthy dogs with one or two copies of this variant.

Health Report

How to interpret Tempest’s genetic health results:

If Tempest inherited any of the variants that we tested, they will be listed at the top of the Health Report section, along with a description of how to interpret this result. We also include all of the variants that we tested Tempest for that we did not detect the risk variant for.

A genetic test is not a diagnosis

This genetic test does not diagnose a disease. Please talk to your vet about your dog’s genetic results, or if you think that your pet may have a health condition or disease.

Tempest is at increased risk for two genetic health conditions.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2
Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions
1 variant not detected

Additional Genetic Conditions
161 variants not detected

Health Report

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1 (PDK4)
Stormborn's Fierce Tempest inherited one copy of the variant we tested
Tempest is at increased risk for DCM1
How to interpret this result

Tempest has one copy of a variant in the PDK4 gene associated with increased risk for DCM in the American Doberman Pinscher. This variant, also referred to as DCM1, is inherited in a dominant manner, meaning having one or two copies of this variant is thought to confer the same amount of risk. However, the variant is thought to have incomplete penetrance: That is, not all dogs with this variant will ultimately show signs of DCM. Moreover, the impact of this variant in other breeds of dog besides the Doberman has yet to be fully understood. However, if your veterinarian thinks Tempest shows signs of having DCM based on their diagnostic testing, you now have the opportunity to discuss early treatment. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding a diagnostic and treatment plan for Tempest.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM1?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

When signs & symptoms develop in affected dogs

This disease can rarely be seen in puppies and young adults. It is typically seen in middle aged to older dogs.

Signs & symptoms

In the early stages of DCM, you will likely not notice any changes in your dog. DCM typically presents at the end stages of the disease, when the heart is failing. Signs include weakness, cold toes and ears, blue-grey gums and tongue, and respiratory distress. If you see these signs, take your dog immediately to an emergency veterinarian!

How vets diagnose this condition

The earlier a diagnosis can be reached, the better the outcome. If you are concerned about your dog’s heart, discuss it with your veterinarian who can run basic preliminary tests. They may recommend a visit to a veterinary cardiologist for a complete evaluation, including an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram).

How this condition is treated

Treatment is completely dependent on how advanced the disease is at the time of diagnosis. It can range from monitoring the patient periodically to intensive hospitalization at specialty veterinary practices.

Actions to take if your dog is affected
  • The cause of this disease is multifactorial and not completely understood. Genetics, nutrition, infections and environmental exposures can all play a role in the development of DCM. In fact, DCM has recently been featured extensively in the news due to suspected nutritional deficiencies in some grain free diets.
  • Annual echocardiograms by a board certified cardiologist and annual Holter monitoring are the best ways to diagnose DCM early.

Health Report

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2 (TTN)
Stormborn's Fierce Tempest inherited one copy of the variant we tested
Tempest is at increased risk for DCM2
How to interpret this result

Tempest has one copy of a variant in the TTN gene associated with increased risk for DCM in the American Doberman Pinscher. This variant, also referred to as DCM2, is inherited in a dominant manner, meaning having one or two copies of this variant is thought to confer the same amount of risk. However, the variant is thought to have incomplete penetrance: That is, not all dogs with this variant will ultimately show signs of DCM. Moreover, the impact of this variant in other breeds of dog besides the Doberman has yet to be fully understood. However, if your veterinarian thinks Tempest shows signs of having DCM based on their diagnostic testing, you now have the opportunity to discuss early treatment. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding a diagnostic and treatment plan for Tempest. We measure this result using a linkage test.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

When signs & symptoms develop in affected dogs

This disease can rarely be seen in puppies and young adults. It is typically seen in middle aged to older dogs.

Signs & symptoms

In the early stages of DCM, you will likely not notice any changes in your dog. DCM typically presents at the end stages of the disease, when the heart is failing. Signs include weakness, cold toes and ears, blue-grey gums and tongue, and respiratory distress. If you see these signs, take your dog immediately to an emergency veterinarian!

How vets diagnose this condition

The earlier a diagnosis can be reached, the better the outcome. If you are concerned about your dog’s heart, discuss it with your veterinarian who can run basic preliminary tests. They may recommend a visit to a veterinary cardiologist for a complete evaluation, including an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram).

How this condition is treated

Treatment is completely dependent on how advanced the disease is at the time of diagnosis. It can range from monitoring the patient periodically to intensive hospitalization at specialty veterinary practices.

Actions to take if your dog is affected
  • The cause of this disease is multifactorial and not completely understood. Genetics, nutrition, infections and environmental exposures can all play a role in the development of DCM. In fact, DCM has recently been featured extensively in the news due to suspected nutritional deficiencies in some grain free diets.
  • Annual echocardiograms by a board certified cardiologist and annual Holter monitoring are the best ways to diagnose DCM early.

Breed-Relevant Conditions Tested

Tempest did not have the variants that we tested for, that are relevant to her breed:

Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)

Additional Conditions Tested

Tempest did not have the variants that we tested for, in the following conditions that the potential effect on dogs with Tempest’s breed may not yet be known.

MDR1 Drug Sensitivity (MDR1)
P2Y12 Receptor Platelet Disorder (P2Y12)
Factor IX Deficiency, Hemophilia B (F9 Exon 7, Terrier Variant)
Factor IX Deficiency, Hemophilia B (F9 Exon 7, Rhodesian Ridgeback Variant)
Factor VII Deficiency (F7 Exon 5)
Factor VIII Deficiency, Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 10, Boxer Variant)
Factor VIII Deficiency, Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 11, Shepherd Variant 1)
Factor VIII Deficiency, Hemophilia A (F8 Exon 1, Shepherd Variant 2)
Thrombopathia (RASGRP1 Exon 5, Basset Hound Variant)
Thrombopathia (RASGRP1 Exon 8)
Thrombopathia (RASGRP1 Exon 5, American Eskimo Dog Variant)
Von Willebrand Disease Type II, Type II vWD (VWF Exon 28)
Von Willebrand Disease Type III, Type III vWD (VWF Exon 4)
Von Willebrand Disease Type III, Type III vWD (VWF Exon 7)
Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type III, CLADIII (FERMT3)
Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia (TUBB1 Exon 1, Cairn and Norfolk Terrier Variant)
Canine Elliptocytosis (SPTB Exon 30)
Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Type I (ITGA2B Exon 13)
Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Type I (ITGA2B Exon 12)
May-Hegglin Anomaly (MYH9)
Prekallikrein Deficiency (KLKB1 Exon 8)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 5)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 7 Labrador Variant)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 7 Pug Variant)

Additional Conditions Tested

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 7 Beagle Variant)
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKLR Exon 10)
Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (VPS13B)
Ligneous Membranitis, LM (PLG)
Congenital Hypothyroidism (TPO, Tenterfield Terrier Variant)
Complement 3 Deficiency, C3 Deficiency (C3)
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (PRKDC)
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (RAG1)
X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (IL2RG Variant 1)
X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (IL2RG Variant 2)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd1 (PDE6B Exon 21 Irish Setter Variant)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3 (PDE6A)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, CNGA (CNGA1 Exon 9)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (CNGB1)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (SAG)
Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1 (SLC4A3)
Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2 (TTC8)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd1 (PDE6B)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd2 (IQCB1)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy - crd4/cord1 (RPGRIP1)
Collie Eye Anomaly, Choroidal Hypoplasia, CEA (NHEJ1)
Day blindness, Cone Degeneration, Achromatopsia (CNGB3 Exon 6)
Achromatopsia (CNGA3 Exon 7 German Shepherd Variant)

Additional Conditions Tested

Achromatopsia (CNGA3 Exon 7 Labrador Retriever Variant)
Autosomal Dominant Progressive Retinal Atrophy (RHO)
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (BEST1 Exon 2)
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (BEST1 Exon 5)
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (BEST1 Exon 10 Deletion)
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (BEST1 Exon 10 SNP)
Glaucoma (ADAMTS10 Exon 9)
Glaucoma (ADAMTS10 Exon 17)
Glaucoma (ADAMTS17 Exon 11)
Hereditary Cataracts, Early-Onset Cataracts, Juvenile Cataracts (HSF4 Exon 9 Boston Terrier Variant)
Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)
Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (RPE65)
Macular Corneal Dystrophy, MCD (CHST6)
2,8-Dihydroxyadenine Urolithiasis, 2,8-DHA Urolithiasis (APRT)
Cystinuria Type I-A (SLC3A1)
Cystinuria Type II-A (SLC3A1)
Cystinuria Type II-B (SLC7A9)
Hyperuricosuria and Hyperuricemia or Urolithiasis, HUU (SLC2A9)
Polycystic Kidney Disease, PKD (PKD1)
Primary Hyperoxaluria (AGXT)
Protein Losing Nephropathy, PLN (NPHS1)
X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy, XLHN (COL4A5 Exon 35, Samoyed Variant 2)
Autosomal Recessive Hereditary Nephropathy, Familial Nephropathy, ARHN (COL4A4 Exon 3)
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, PCD (CCDC39 Exon 3)

Additional Conditions Tested

Congenital Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca and Ichthyosiform Dermatosis, Dry Eye Curly Coat Syndrome, CKCSID (FAM83H Exon 5)
X-linked Ectodermal Dysplasia, Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (EDA Intron 8)
Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis, RCND (FLCN Exon 7)
Canine Fucosidosis (FUCA1)
Glycogen Storage Disease Type II, Pompe's Disease, GSD II (GAA)
Glycogen Storage Disease Type IA, Von Gierke Disease, GSD IA (G6PC)
Glycogen Storage Disease Type IIIA, GSD IIIA (AGL)
Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA, Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A, MPS IIIA (SGSH Exon 6 Variant 1)
Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA, Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A, MPS IIIA (SGSH Exon 6 Variant 2)
Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 5)
Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Sly Syndrome, MPS VII (GUSB Exon 3)
Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency (PFKM Whippet and English Springer Spaniel Variant)
Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency (PFKM Wachtelhund Variant)
Lagotto Storage Disease (ATG4D)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, NCL 1 (PPT1 Exon 8)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 2, NCL 2 (TPP1 Exon 4)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, Cerebellar Ataxia, NCL4A (ARSG Exon 2)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 1, NCL 5 (CLN5 Border Collie Variant)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6, NCL 6 (CLN6 Exon 7)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8 (CLN8 English Setter Variant)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (MFSD8)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN8 Australian Shepherd Variant)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 10, NCL 10 (CTSD Exon 5)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN5 Golden Retriever Variant)

Additional Conditions Tested

Adult-Onset Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (ATP13A2, Tibetan Terrier Variant)
GM1 Gangliosidosis (GLB1 Exon 15 Shiba Inu Variant)
GM1 Gangliosidosis (GLB1 Exon 15 Alaskan Husky Variant)
GM1 Gangliosidosis (GLB1 Exon 2)
GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)
GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXA)
Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, Krabbe disease (GALC Exon 5)
Autosomal Recessive Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Familial Enamel Hypoplasia (Italian Greyhound Variant)
Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome, PMDS (AMHR2)
Alaskan Husky Encephalopathy, Subacute Necrotizing Encephalomyelopathy (SLC19A3)
Alexander Disease (GFAP)
Cerebellar Abiotrophy, Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration, NCCD (SPTBN2)
Cerebellar Ataxia, Progressive Early-Onset Cerebellar Ataxia (SEL1L)
Cerebellar Hypoplasia (VLDLR)
Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Late-Onset Ataxia, LoSCA (CAPN1)
Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures (KCNJ10)
Hereditary Ataxia (RAB24)
Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy, Remitting Focal Epilepsy (LGI2)
Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)
Fetal-Onset Neonatal Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (MFN2)
Hypomyelination and Tremors (FNIP2)
Shaking Puppy Syndrome, X-linked Generalized Tremor Syndrome (PLP)
L-2-Hydroxyglutaricaciduria, L2HGA (L2HGDH)
Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Additional Conditions Tested

Polyneuropathy, NDRG1 Greyhound Variant (NDRG1 Exon 15)
Polyneuropathy, NDRG1 Malamute Variant (NDRG1 Exon 4)
Narcolepsy (HCRTR2 Intron 6)
Progressive Neuronal Abiotrophy, Canine Multiple System Degeneration, CMSD (SERAC1 Exon 15)
Progressive Neuronal Abiotrophy, Canine Multiple System Degeneration, CMSD (SERAC1 Exon 4)
Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy, Acral Mutilation Syndrome, AMS (GDNF-AS)
Long QT Syndrome (KCNQ1)
Muscular Dystrophy (DMD, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Variant 1)
Muscular Dystrophy (DMD Pembroke Welsh Corgi Variant )
Muscular Dystrophy (DMD Golden Retriever Variant)
Centronuclear Myopathy (PTPLA)
Exercise-Induced Collapse (DNM1)
Inherited Myopathy of Great Danes (BIN1)
Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 7)
Myotonia Congenita (CLCN1 Exon 23)
Myotubular Myopathy 1, X-linked Myotubular Myopathy, XL-MTM (MTM1, Labrador Variant)
Hypocatalasia, Acatalasemia (CAT)
Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (PDP1)
Malignant Hyperthermia (RYR1)
Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome, Selective Cobalamin Malabsorption (CUBN Exon 53)
Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome, Selective Cobalamin Malabsorption (CUBN Exon 8)
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (CHAT)
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (COLQ)
Episodic Falling Syndrome (BCAN)

Additional Conditions Tested

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (COL7A1)
Ectodermal Dysplasia, Skin Fragility Syndrome (PKP1)
Ichthyosis, Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis (KRT10)
Ichthyosis (PNPLA1)
Hereditary Footpad Hyperkeratosis (FAM83G)
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (SUV39H2)
Musladin-Lueke Syndrome (ADAMTSL2)
Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate (ADAMTS20)
Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets (VDR)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Brittle Bone Disease (COL1A2)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Brittle Bone Disease (SERPINH1)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Brittle Bone Disease (COL1A1)
Osteochondrodysplasia, Skeletal Dwarfism (SLC13A1)
Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2 (COL11A2)
Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO (SLC37A2)
Chondrodystrophy and Intervertebral Disc Disease, CDDY/IVDD, Type I IVDD (FGF4 retrogene - CFA12)
Chondrodystrophy, Norwegian Elkhound and Karelian Bear Dog Variant (ITGA10)

Genetic Diversity and Inbreeding

Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI)

Genetic Result:
36%

Our genetic COI measures the proportion of your dog’s genome (her genes) where the genes on the mother’s side are identical by descent to those on the father’s side. The higher your dog’s coefficient of inbreeding (the percentage), the more inbred your dog is.

Your Dog’s COI

Coefficient of inbreeding chart

This graph represents where your dog’s inbreeding levels fall on a scale compared to both dogs with a similar breed makeup to her (the yellow dotted line) and all purebred dogs (the grey line).

Genetic Diversity and Inbreeding

More on the Science

Embark scientists, along with our research partners at Cornell University, have shown the impact of inbreeding on longevity and fertility and developed a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed method for accurately measuring COI and predicting average COI in litters.

Citations

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