Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (EHK)

Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis is a form of hereditary autosomal recessive ichthyosis described in Norfolk Terriers. The disease is clinically detected within hours after birth where puppies show peeling of superficial epidermis. In adults, epidermal fragility accompanied by hyperpigmentation and generalized dark grey hyperkeratosis, can be observed. Clinical signs remain static once the affected dogs reach adulthood.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: KRT10 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.



52.00 €

  • 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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