Congenital ichthyosis (ICT) – American Bulldog type

Congenital ichthyosis (ICT)is a hereditary disease that can be tested with a DNA test. Congenital ichthyoses comprise a heterogeneous group of genodermatoses characterized by abnormal desquamation over the whole body. Different genodermatoses can occur in different dog breeds. In American Bulldog, dermatological signs include a generalized scaling (epidermal hyperplasia), dermal inflammation, erythema of the rostral muzzle with scaling and paw pad hyperkeratosis. Dermatological signs can be visible at as early as a few weeks of age.

Inheritance: autosomal recessiveread more

Mutation: NIPAL4 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.


48.80 €

  • 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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