Cerebellar Ataxia - Finnish Hound

Cerebellar ataxia is a hereditary recessive autosomal disease that occurs in many species, including dogs, among which the Finnish Hound suffers from an early on-set disorder. It is characterized by degeneration of the cerebellar structures, which results in progressive motor incoordination. The symptoms usually occur at the age of 3 months and include progressing generalized cerebellar ataxia, difficulties in coordinating movements and balance, tremors and failure to thrive. Affected puppies have to be euthanised due to rapidly worsening symptoms.

Inheritance: autosomal recessive - read more

Mutation: SEL1L 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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