Muscular dystrophy (MD) - Landseer

Muscular dystrophy (MD) - Landseeris a hereditary disease which can be tested with a DNA test. Muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited, degenerative disorders characterized by progressive muscular dysfunction. Clinical signs start at a few weeks of age, and lead to severe progressive muscle weakness that causes severe problems including problems with gait and standing. Affected dogs also suffer from joint pain. Affected puppies are usually euthanized at first year of age.

Inheritance: autosomal recessiveread more

Mutation: COL6A1 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.
Suitable for breeds
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