Skeletal dysplasia 2 (SD2) in Labrador Retrievers is hereditary form of mild disproportionate dwarfism occurring primarily in working lines of this breed. Disease has a very subtle short-legged phenotype. No obvious ocular or auditory involvement and secondary joint problems were detected in affected dogs like in some other diseases with short-legged phenotype.
Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more
Mutation: COL11A2 gene
Genetic test: Disease or carrier can be identified by genetic testing at any age. The PCR method used for testing is extremely accurate and allows complete differentiation between affected animals, carriers and healthy dogs.
Disease control: read more
Affected breeds: Labrador Retriever
Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or buccal swabs. Detailed information about sampling can be found here.