Neonatal ataxia in Coton de Tulear (BNAt)

Neonatal ataxia in Coton de Tulear (BNAt)is a hereditary disease which can be tested with a DNA testNeonatal cerebellar ataxia (BNAt, Bandera syndrome) is a hereditary disease affecting cerebellum (little brain) in Cotton de Tulear dogs. Clinical signs become apparent as soon as unaffected littermates develop coordinate movements. Affected animals exhibit head tremors and are unable to walk. They scoot around and often fall. Vision is unaffected but animals lack a menace response and exhibit ocular tremors.

Inheritance: autosomal recessiveread more

Mutation: GRM1 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.


45.14 €

  • 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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