Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) known as an incurable lung development disorder was described in young Dalmatian dogs. The main clinical symptoms are progressive tachypnoea and noisy respiration leading to a severe respiratory distress, characterized by strenuous and rapid respirations, together with cyanosis and vomiting. First clinical signs start at 5 – 10 months of age and cause death or euthanasia of the affected puppies in 1 – 6 weeks.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: ANLN gene

Genetic test: The method used forgenetic 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.


54.00 €

  • 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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