Episodic falling (EF)

Episodic Falling is a neurological disorder with episodes which are triggered by exercise, stress... more
Disease
Episodic falling is a neurological disorder found in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Episodes are triggered by exercise, stress or excitement and are characterised by stiffness throughout thoracic and pelvic limbs resulting in a characteristic ‘deer-stalking’ position and/or collapse. Clinical symptoms are variable in onset (between fourteen weeks and four years of age) and severity.
Breed
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
about 1 week after arrival of the sample in the lab
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