Polyneuropathy in Alaskan Malamute (AMPn)

Polyneuropathy in Alaskan Malamute (AMPn) is a hereditary disease which can be tested with a DNA test. Polyneuropathy in Alaskan Malamute (AMPn) is one of several known canine hereditary neuropathies. Typical clinical signs are exercise intolerance, inspiratory stridor and pelvic limb ataxia. Gait abnormalities progress to paraparesis, in some cases deteriorating to tetraparesis. Many of the affected dogs have difficulties with standing and walking up stairs and eventually they collapse. First signs are usually noticed at 7 to 18 months of age. 

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: NDRG1 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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