A number of test are available for English Cocker Spaniels. Two or more of these tests purchased as part of this bundle will be discounted.
- Acral Mutilation Syndrome (GDNF-type)
- Retinal Dysplasia associated with the NDP gene
Acral Mutilation Syndrome (GDNF-type)
Acral mutilation syndrome is a rare condition in some sporting dogs breeds. The hallmarks of the disease are loss of pain sensation, which results in dogs slowly but progressively over-grooming (licking) or biting their pads and paws leading to bleeding and ulceration. This in turn leads to bacterial and fungal infections and in many cases ulcers. Symptoms naturally occur in puppies around 4 months old.
Retinal dysplasia (RD) is caused by abnormal development of the layer of cells at the back of the eye, the retina, which means that an affected dog’s vision can be affected from when the eyes first open. It has been described in multiple dog breeds and can be subdivided into focal, multifocal, geographic and total retinal dysplasia types. Total RD has been identified in English Cocker Spaniels.