Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB)

Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is an inherited disease that causes moderate to severe... more
Disease
Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is an inherited disease that causes moderate to severe blistering of the skin and mouth epithelia, and sloughing of hooves in newborn foals. This condition is also known as red foot disease. Affected foals are typically born alive, but soon develop skin lesions at pressure points. The condition worsens with time and the foal eventually succumbs from severe infection or has to be euthanized.
Breed
Belgian Horse
Heredity
autosomal recessive
Test duration
1 - 2 weeks after arrival of the sample in the lab
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