Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)

First clinical signs of Spinocerebellar ataxia are loss of balance and minor incoordination of... more
Disease
This disease is caused by a mutation. Affected dogs will show first indications of the ataxia at the age of 3-6 months. First clinical signs are loss of balance and minor incoordination of gait while later symptoms can be a progressive incoordination or a complete loss of mobility. In opposite to the “late onset ataxia (LOA)”, an extra SCA symptom is subsultus. The average life expectancy is under three years.
Breed
Fox Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Tenterfield Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier
Heredity
autosomal-recessive
Test duration
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab
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