DCM1 and DCM2 Mutation Testing
North Carolina State University's Veterinary Hospital has identified two genetic mutation in Dobermans with Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). They believe there are two mutations that are associated with Doberman Dilated Cardiomyopathy: DCM1 (aka PDK4) and DCM2, and explain that "although both PDK4 (DCM1) and DCM2 can each independently lead to the development of the disease, the risk is highest when a dog is unlucky enough to have both mutations."
Embark's DNA testing panel includes both the DCM1 and DCM2 mutations.
Want to watch Dr. Meur's video presentations on the DCM1 and DCM2 mutations? Here they are:
2014 Doberman DCM Update – Webinar:
2016 Doberman DCM Update & DCM2 Gene – Webinar:
2019 Doberman DCM Update & DCM2 Gene – Webinar:
Send us your DCM2 Results!