Foresight Health® Late Onset Ataxia


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

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.


Late Onset Ataxia (LOA) begins around two to nine months, and causes lack of coordination in the hind limbs and a 'prancing' gait. Eventually inability to stand results in a low quality of life and usually euthanasia.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the CAPN1 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Forman OP, De Risio L, Mellersh CS. Missense mutation in CAPN1 is associated with spinocerebellar ataxia in the Parson Russell Terrier dog breed. PLoS One. 2013 May 31;8(5):e64627

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