Falconi in B/mix?

Since Anne and her brother and sister were found abandoned, no information exists about her parents… Going to have her tested for Falconi syndrome sometime soon.

However, I was just wondering... what are the chances of a Basenji mix being afflicted by it? It seems to me that unless the non-basenji parent somehow had the syndrome that she would, at very worst, inherit the genes to make her a carrier. I'm not sure though... if anyone has any info on the subject I would be interested to know.

If she has a non-basenji parent it is not very likely that she will have inherited Fanconi Syndrome. If she is a mix that has basenji on both sides of her pedigree then it is possible se could have inherited Fanconi Syndrome.

WHOA = folks - other breeds get fanconi disease (matter of fact humans do too) I have a friend who had 2 Basset Hounds with it. It is 'possible' that whatever the basenji was mixed with could have it - but less likely than 2 basenjis.

We as a breed have just done a better job - given the close relationship of our dogs - than some. I have heard of it being explored in Greyhounds and sledding breeds - I know of one Podengo that was tested. I would test - just because.

I agree with dmcarty, there are many more breeds that can have Fanconi, so to be sure you can/ have to test.

Though it is true that other breeds get the disease, since we are using a marker test and not a direct gene test, I would definately talk to the lab before spending the money. Other breeds may not have identical markers making the test an ineffective tool.

@lvoss:

Though it is true that other breeds get the disease, since we are using a marker test and not a direct gene test, I would definately talk to the lab before spending the money. Other breeds may not have identical markers making the test an ineffective tool.

Good point Lisa….

Typically I have also advised those with dogs that 'appear' to have fanconi but are not basenjis or are mixes - to also have their vet fax the labs to Steve Gontos - he seems to have a handle on the chemistry of the disease in general that is helpful to those no B people

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