Cone-rod dystrophy 2 (cord2 – PRA / crd - PRA)

Cone-rod dystrophy 2 (cord2 PRA / crd - PRA)is a hereditary disease which can be tested with a DNA test. Most of canine retinal hereitary diseases with known causal mutations are rod-cone degenerations also known as progressive retinal atrophies (PRAs), which are characterized by progressive rod-led photoreceptor degeneration that is followed by cone photoreceptor demise. In contrast, cone-rod dystrophies are characterized by the relatively early loss of cone photoreceptors and relative preservation of rod function. Cone-rod dystrophy 2 (cord2 - PRA) is a retinal disease associated with NPHP4 gene in Wirehaired Dachshund. First clinical signs can be detected already at the age of 5 weeks (reduced cone ERG response). Initial ophtalmoscopic changes are usually diagnosed between the age of 10 months to 3 years.

Inheritance: autosomal recessiveread more

Mutation: NPHP4 gene

Genetic test: The method used for genetic testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs. DNA testing can be done at any age.

Disease control: read more

DNA test sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.


42.70 €

  • You can order free sampling kit.
  • Only one sample is required for each animal, even if you order several tests.
  • Samples are stored for the option to order additional tests.
  • We offer expert assistance in interpreting the results.
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