GenSol Diagnostics is now offering Canine Multifocal Retinopathy testing specifically for Lapponian Herder Dogs.
The canine multifocal retinopathy mutation causes raised lesions to form on the retina which alters the appearance of the eye but usually does not affect sight. The lesions may disappear, or may result in minor retinal folding. Symptoms of the mutation usually appear when a puppy is only a few months old, and generally do not worsen over time. The genetic test for CMR is valuable for identifying the cause of a retinal deformation. Given the exact genetic diagnosis, the owner can be reassured that there probably will be little or no vision loss due to this condition. While the CMR1, CMR2 and CMR3
mutations are in the same gene, they are breed specific and testing for only one is required.
Breed Specific Canine Multifocal Retinopathy
- The CMR3 mutations is specific for the Lapponian Herder breed.
- The CMR2 mutation is specific for the Coton de Tulear breed.
- All other breeds should test for the CMR1 mutation.
Additional GenSol Tests for Lapponian Herder Dogs
- DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY (DM)
- PROGRESSIVE ROD-CONE DEGENERATION (PRA-PRCD)
- PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY (PRA-LH)
Visit our Lapponian Herder Dog Disease page for easy access to ordering.