Hypomyelination/Shaking puppy syndrome (SPS)

The disease is caused by disruption of myelination in the spinal cord. Affected dogs show a... more
Disease
The disease is caused by disruption of myelination in the spinal cord. Affected dogs show a generalized tremor at age of 12 to 14 days. The severity of thremor can vary between litter mates. The dogs can ambulate, but show a “hopping” gait in the hind limbs. The tremor is not present when the dogs are at rest or asleep and diminishes over time by 3 to 4 months of age.
Breed
English Springer Spaniel, Weimaraner
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
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