A disease belongs to the group of a progressive retinal atrophy and it occurs at Cardigan Welsh Corgis. A progressive degeneration of the photoreceptor cells (rods and plugs) in the eye characterizes the disease, resulting in the blindness of young dogs already.
Inheritance: Autosomal recessive - read more.
Mutation: gen PDE6A
Genetic test: Genetic testing can identify affected or carrier animals at any age. The method used for testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs.
Disease control: read more.
Affected breeds: Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling are found here.