Subacute necrotizing encephalopathy (SNE)

Subacute necrotizing encephalopathy (SNE) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder, which is characterized by seizures, altered mentation, dysphagia, central blindness, hypermetria, facial hypoalgesia, ataxia and tetraparesis. The first clinical signs appear in less than 1 year old puppies. The neurological changes seen in Yorkshire Terriers with subacute necrotizing encephalopathy are almost the same as those observed in Alaskan Huskies with the condition, and they share many similarities with human neurological disorder called Leigh syndrome.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: SLC19A3 gene

Genetic test: The method used forgenetic 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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