Foresight Health® Sensory Neuropathy


Our Foresight Health® single test for Sensory Neuropathy 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.


Sensory Neuropathy (SN) is a progressive neurological disease which presents in the first half year of life. It causes abnormal gait, muscle weakness, incontinence, and limb numbness. Hind legs can be more affected than front, and affected dogs may chew on limbs as numbness develops. Affected dogs are often euthanised within a year or two due to quality of life.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the FAM134B gene.


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


Scientific references:

Forman OP, Hitti RJ, Pettitt L, Jenkins CA, O'Brien DP, Shelton GD, De Risio L, Quintana RG, Beltran E, Mellersh C. An Inversion Disrupting FAM134B Is Associated with Sensory Neuropathy in the Border Collie Dog Breed. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Sep 8;6(9):2687-92

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