Exercise Induced Collapse

Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a recessively inherited disease that occurs in several breeds. The mutation responsible for EIC is on the dynamin 1 (DNM1) gene. Affected dogs can tolerate low to moderately strenuous activity, but within 5-20 minutes will begin to walk with a wobbly, uncoordinated gait that often only affects the hind limbs. Most collapsed dogs are totally conscious and alert, still trying to run and retrieve but as many as 25% of affected dogs will appear stunned or disoriented during the episode. Most dogs recover quickly and are usually back to normal within 5 to 25 minutes with no residual weakness or stiffness. A few affected dogs have died during exercise or while resting immediately after an episode so an affected dog's exercise should always be stopped at the first sign of wobbliness.

VetNostic Laboratories' genetic test for Exercise Induced Collapse can reliably identify dogs that are either clear, or possess one or two copies of the EIC causing gene. This clear, carrier, or affected result can help breeders determine which animals to include in their breeding program.

Volume discounts are available for Breeder Clubs, etc. Please contact us for more information.

Certification of Results

VetNostic Laboratories® will provide a certificate for each test result.


The following sample(s) can be submitted for the testing:
- Cheek swabs

Reporting Results

Test results can be viewed through your VetNostic Laboratories® web account within 10 business days from the moment the samples arrive at the laboratory. Results can also be reported via Mail, E-Mail, or Fax.

DNA Storage

VetNostic Laboratories provides DNA storage for all of our extracted specimens. If a customer wishes to perform an additional test on a previously extracted specimen they can simply call or email us with the animal's name and/or VNL number along with the test to be performed. This storage is provided free of charge.

Boykin Spaniel
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Cocker Spaniel
Curly Coated Retriever
German Wirehaired Pointer
Labrador Retriever
Old English Sheepdog
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Price: $65.00
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