Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis & Polyneuropathy (JLPP)

Juvenile laryngeal paralysis & polyneuropathy (JLPP) is a hereditary disease that can be tested with a DNA test. Juvenile Laryngeal Paralysis & Polyneuropathy (JLPP) of Black Russian Terriers is a juvenile-onset neuronal disease. As the longest nerves are often affected first, laryngeal paralysis is usually the first change that can be seen. Symptoms include difficulties in breathing and swallowing, which can cause serious pneumonia. Back legs are affected next. Dogs have difficulties when getting up and wobble as they walk. As this hereditary disease progresses, dogs with JLPP can become unable to walk at all. Other symptoms include ocular changes and sensory ataxia. 

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: RAB3GAP1 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.


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.
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