Foresight Health® Myotonia Congenita


Our Foresight Health® single test for Myotonia Congenita is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.

Our DNA test results are accepted by the Kennel Club.

The guideline turnaround time for single tests is approximately 10-12 working days after the swab arrives at the lab. 

If you need more than two tests it is often more cost-effective to order the relevant Foresight Health® breed package.


Myotonia Congenita (MC) is a muscle disorder which causes muscles to remain contracted after use. This usually shows when puppies start to walk with a stiff and uncoordinated gait but doesn't seem to cause pain and affected dogs usually have a normal lifespan.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the CLCN1 gene.


This test is also included in the following Foresight Health® breed packages:


Scientific references:

Finnigan DF, Hanna WJ, Poma R, Bendall AJ. A novel mutation of the CLCN1 gene associated with myotonia hereditaria in an Australian cattle dog. J Vet Intern Med. 2007 May-Jun;21(3):458-63

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