Tilly's Fanconi Test Results

Well, we got her results through yesterday - unfortunately she is showing as being a Probable Affected. I am just so glad we got her tested, so that we can start the pee testing and be on guard for if/when this disease manifests itself.

Its very disappointing, but thats life i suppose. Doesnt stop us enjoying living with her and enjoying showing her.

Scott

Scott…I'm sorry to read this...but, yes it is always better to know, so kudos for you for having the test done. Just curious, but how old is Tilly?

Scott,
So sorry to hear the results of your test. We're waiting on the AKC papers back on Bella so that we can have her tested as well. How long did it take you to get the results back?

I'm so sorry to hear this. Are her parents tested?

@Elscodobermann:

Well, we got her results through yesterday - unfortunately she is showing as being a Probable Affected. I am just so glad we got her tested, so that we can start the pee testing and be on guard for if/when this disease manifests itself.

Its very disappointing, but thats life i suppose. Doesnt stop us enjoying living with her and enjoying showing her.

Scott

Very sorry to hear that….. hope that it is a long time before or if she deveolps Fanconi

Didn't one of the Jones dogs have Fanconi that was spilling sugar but never had symptoms due to the diet being fed? Seems like I read that years ago in the Basenji mag or the BCOA. (But please don't get too excited based on my questionable memory.)

Hi , tilly is 18 months old - as far as i am aware both her parents are untested - both her parents are untested as far as i am aware. I know its not a definitive test but surely any indicitive test is better than nothing?

Anyway, off to bed, early start to drive down to WELKS in the morning.

Scott

Good luck for Saturday at WELKS:D

@agilebasenji:

Didn't one of the Jones dogs have Fanconi that was spilling sugar but never had symptoms due to the diet being fed? Seems like I read that years ago in the Basenji mag or the BCOA. (But please don't get too excited based on my questionable memory.)

They attributed it to the diet…but nobody really knows. This was before the test, but there was some talk that some "carriers" may spill a little sugar, but never have significant metabolic changes.

There have been some lines of Bs that have NEVER had any dogs spill sugar, that are having some dogs test as carriers and affecteds. The pattern of inheritance with these lines is true, so it doesn't seem to be a problem with the test, but more of something that these dogs have some sort of modifier (Lisa can probably word this better) that supresses the expression of the Fanconi.

I am sorry, Scott. But hopefully you won't ever have to deal with the Fanconi symptoms, or if you do it will be a long time from now.

Sorry to hear this, but always better to know so you can be prepared.

Good luck at the show 🙂

Yes, better to know. You can urine strip test weekly instead of monthly so you get the earliest possible head start on the protocol. And it is "probable" affected after all.good luck that you have her for many years!

I am so sorry to hear your test has come back prob affected, your girl is not the first prob aff by the sire, so he must be at least a carrier. I wish more would test. At least you are now aware and can watch out for it, there is a good support system on this forum with experience of this condition, I hope you don't need to use it for many many years.

Sorry to hear about this. 😞

your girl is not the first prob aff by the sire, so he must be at least a carrier

He is not tested, but he is a carrier. He had 3 litters in UK (with 2 females), all before test was available. Unfortunately, one Dam was latter tested AFS (one of pups too, but some pups are carriers, so Sire can't be AFS) and Tilly's Mum is obviously at least a carrier.

@Tiva:

Sorry to hear about this. 😞

He is not tested, but he is a carrier. He had 3 litters in UK (with 2 females), all before test was available. Unfortunately, one Dam was latter tested AFS (one of pups too, but some pups are carriers, so Sire can't be AFS) and Tilly's Mum is obviously at least a carrier.

All the more reason that the owner/breeder of the dam should have tested her before using him:rolleyes:

Yes, I agree. And if dam is clear, her owner can use Ruben for breeding.;)

I am so sorry. She is so young and who knows what treatment advances are coming up in the near future!

Pat

So sorry to hear this - but a heads up is better than a surprise later on.

I believe that many have had great success with the Gonto's Diet - the Jones girls were feeding raw I believe. I see not reason why you could not do the Gonto's diet - obviously with out the blood gases etc. But the Red meat long grain protein and pet tab plus and 1 x month amino fuel along with a tbls of meat type canned food. Can't hurt and might help.

I am so sorry. Hopefully all will go well. Many of us have been through this and it seems every case is different. We were lucky with our girl Marley. Just a couple of pills twice a day and you would never know. She had a long happy life. Fingers crossed and best wishes.

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