Progressive retinal atrophy in Basenji (Bas-PRA)

Progressive retinal atrophy in Basenji (Bas-PRA)is a hereditary disease which can be tested with a DNA test. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a group of genetically heterogeneous inherited retinal disorders characterized by progressive degeneration and death of photoreceptor cells. PRA in Basenji (Bas-PRA) is late onset version of PRA as the first signs occur at the age of 5 to 7 years. First signs are visual loss in dim light (night blindness), which gradually progresses to total blindness.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: S-antigen (SAG) 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.
Suitable for breeds
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