Genetic Health Education

Expert articles about DNA testing from genetics 101 to best practices. Embark answers questions about the genetic coefficient of inbreeding, interpreting results, when to breed carriers and more.

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Genetic Health Education

Embark and Cornell Riney Canine Health Center Presents: Canine Genetics 101

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Welcome to the first webinar in a series of informative discussions with canine genetics experts from Embark Veterinary, Inc. and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Embark and the Cornell Riney Canine Health Center Presents: Canine Genetics 101 is now available as a free, on-demand webinar.       Learn about basic genetics terminology, modes...

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Genetic Health Testing for Rottweilers

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Embark for Breeders offers five breed-specific genetic health tests for the Rottweiler among the genetic health conditions for which Embark tests. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a responsible dog...

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Genetic Health Testing for Standard Poodles

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Embark for Breeders offers seven breed-specific genetic health tests for the Standard Poodle among the genetic health conditions for which Embark tests. Breeders can easily share breed-specific Embark DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report.    Genetic health testing is an integral part of a responsible dog breeding program....

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Why Should Breeders Consider Genetic COI in Breeding Decisions?

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In this video from the 2022 Embark Canine Health Summit, Embark Veterinary’s Senior Scientist I Samantha Hauser, PhD explains how Embark can measure and quantify inbreeding as the genetic coefficient of inbreeding (COI), the consequences of inbreeding on dog’s health and lifespan, and how breeders can leverage COI to make the best breeding decisions for...

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Responsible Breeding Practices

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Dr. Jenna Dockweiler, MS, DVM, DACT, CCRT, CVAT Veterinary Geneticist at Embark Veterinary, presented her session Responsible Breeding Practices at the second annual 2022 Embark Canine Health Summit.  This informative discussion reviews the breeding candidacy of the dog and responsible breeding as well as Brucella canis, and its management in a breeding setting. You’ll also...

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Genetic Health Testing for French Bulldogs

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Embark for Breeders offers four breed-specific genetic health tests for the French Bulldog among the genetic health conditions for which Embark tests. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report offered with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a...

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Genetic Health Testing for German Shepherd Dogs

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Embark for Breeders offers 10 breed-specific genetic health tests for the German Shepherd Dog among the genetic health conditions Embark tests for. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report offered with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a...

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Genetic Health Testing for Golden Retrievers

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Embark for Breeders offers nine breed-specific genetic health tests for the Golden Retriever among Embark’s genetic health conditions. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report offered with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a responsible dog breeding program....

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Genetic Health Testing for Labrador Retrievers

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Embark for Breeders offers 17 breed-specific genetic health tests for the Labrador Retriever among the genetic health conditions Embark tests for. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a sound dog...

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Donating to Research and Discovery Means Good Will to Dogs

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  This holiday season, give the gift of discovery with an Embark for Breeders DNA Kit for your breeder friends and new puppy owners. Each dog is tested across genetic markers and helps contribute to expanding Embark’s fast-growing database. This amount of data will lead to more novel discoveries sooner to help dogs live healthier,...

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Planning Ahead for DNA Health Testing

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  Savvy breeders, especially those who like to plan ahead, take advantage of setting up a health testing timeline to keep breeding goals on track by buying Embark for Breeders Dog DNA Kits in quantity and even purchasing gift cards to help budget costs throughout the year.   Genetic Health Testing  The beauty of DNA testing...

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Top 5 Reasons to DNA Test Before You Breed

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Educating yourself about canine health is one of the best ways to learn about dog breeding. There are many health screenings and genetic test results to consider when making responsible decisions while planning a litter. Let’s explore the top five reasons why knowing the genetic health risk of your dog can improve the way you...

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