CMO is a painful proliferative bone disease affecting dogs of both sexes less than 1 year of age. Clinically, the disease is characterized by intermittent episodes of concurrent fever and painful mandibular swelling. An X-ray examination will show mandibular bone proliferation. Commonly, the first signs of CMO disease onset are pain symptoms during feed uptake frequently accompanied by periods of fever.

Breeds: Cairn Terrier, Scotch Terrier, West Highland White Terrier

Mode of inheritance: autosomal-dominant with variable penetrance


The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or buccal swabs. Required swabs can be ordered free of charge. If a swab is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.

Testing Procedure

Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer. Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.

Test duration: 14 days after arrival of the sample in the lab


Please contact our molecular biology team for further questions.

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