Foresight Health® Episodic Falling


Our Foresight Health® single test for Episodic Falling 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.


Episodic Falling (EF) is a muscle condition which causes episodes, often following exercise, of varying length and severity. Muscles, mostly of the limbs, will spasm which can cause collapse.

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


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


Scientific references:

Gill JL, Tsai KL, Krey C, Noorai RE, Vanbellinghen JF, Garosi LS, Shelton GD, Clark LA, Harvey RJ. A canine BCAN microdeletion associated with episodic falling syndrome. Neurobiol Dis. 2012 Jan;45(1):130-6

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