Foresight Health® Skeletal Dysplasia


Our Foresight Health® single test for Skeletal Dysplasia 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.


Skeletal Dysplasia (SD2) causes short legs with a normal body, often slightly shorter in the front than the back legs. Height becomes 6cm smaller on average, though this can be variable due to other factors. Affected dogs are not prone to other health problems and lead a normal life.

An autosomal recessive condition caused by a mutation in the COL11A2 gene.


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


Scientific references:

Frischknecht M, Niehof-Oellers H, Jagannathan V, Owczarek-Lipska M, Drögemüller C, Dietschi E, Dolf G, Tellhelm B, Lang J, Tiira K, Lohi H, Leeb T. A COL11A2 mutation in Labrador retrievers with mild disproportionate dwarfism. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e60149

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