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Skeletal Dysplasia

Original price £48.00 - Original price £48.00
Original price
£48.00
£48.00 - £48.00
Current price £48.00

Our DNA test for Skeletal Dysplasia is ideal for breeders and owners who want the reassurance of genetic health testing.

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

Description

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. 

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