Late onset ataxia (LOA)

Clinical signs of Late Onset Ataxia are loss of balance and minor incoordination of gait while... more
Disease
This disease is caused by a mutation in the calcium activated neutral proteinase 1 (CAPN1)-gene. Affected dogs will show first indications of the ataxia at the age of 6-12 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.
Breed
Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
1-2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
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