When to test?

I was wondering when we should have our 1 year old B's checked for Fanconi? For some reason I thought they had to be a certain age. And what is the best way to go about getting them tested?

Yes test now. Go to www.offa.org were you order the test.

Rita Jean

The test is a cheek swab kit. Go first to the Canine Phenome Project and enroll your dog. http://www.caninephenome.org/
Once you enroll your dog, click the link to order the Fanconi Test kit (will take you to the OFFA.org site).

Regarding age…1 year is definitely old enough to be tested. When my girl Ruby had her puppies 2 yrs ago, her pups were tested with the cheek swabs around 8 or 10 wks (can't remember exactly how old but know they were no older than 10wks). My pup Liyah was 7mo when I tested her.

@AC~Akeyla:

I was wondering when we should have our 1 year old B's checked for Fanconi? For some reason I thought they had to be a certain age. And what is the best way to go about getting them tested?

And you are most likely thinking of the urine test strips, which was the only way to detect Fanconi before the DNA Test that is now widely used. Since Fanconi is a late onset, usually it was recommended that Basenjis be strip test with urine test strips beginning no later then age 3 (and tested once a month, every month). If you have a Basenji that DNA tests for Affected, then you still will need to start testing them monthly no later then age 3.

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