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    Wondering if anyone has tried to determine whether this is hereditory for a specific dog? If so, how did you do it? The dog in this case is being used at stud and so far none of his offspring show any symptoms. He was only diagnosd a couple of months' ago and is only just below the accepted threshold. Vet does not know what, if aything, caused this to develp in a 6 year old.
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    My friend's female tested below and they had the blood rechecked. The first specimen tested was done in the vet clinic. But when they checked sending the specimen out to the lab it came back normal. Just FYI and interesting.
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    Send blood out for OFA testing (there are only a few labs that are approved, MSU is one of them) and they will check for the antibodies, not just the thyroid level. If there are antibodies present, it is believed to be the genetic form. If not, then probably not.

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    sorry, just saw you are not in the US. I'm sure there are labs there that test for the antibodies as well.

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    Low thyroid isnt unusual

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    Thanks will go back to vet who has said the only way of making sure is a biopsy so maybe the antibody test is not available here.
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    here's a pretty good article you might want to share with your vet:

    http://www.antechdiagnostics.com/Res...nsightsJan2011

    The antibody to which I refer is the TgAA.

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