Description: Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is an inherited disease that occurs in many breeds of dogs and manifests itself in various clinically more or less recognizable forms. The progressive degeneration of the rods and cones in the retina leads to progressive vision loss, which ends in complete blindness. In shelties, a new form of PRA called PRA-BBS2 with a phenotype such as retinis pigmentosa has been described. It is a form of PRA with a relatively late-onset. Less characteristic features such as unusual fur texture, dental abnormalities, upturned nose, increased appetite, obesity, chronic renal degeneration, kidney malfunctions or failure, etc. may also occur.
Inheritance: autosomal recessive
Mutation: c.1222G>C (p.A408P) in BBS2 (Bardet-Biedl syndrome 2) gene
Sample: EDTA whole blood (1.0 ml) or 2 buccal brushes
The analysis is suitable for the following breeds: Shetland Sheepdog