In nasal parakeratosis a genetic disorder causes the dogs nose to dry out. Especially, the dorsal surface of the planum forms keratinous scales, which adhere to the nose. Bloody fissures might occur in this structures, leading to chronic irritation and inflammation of the noses skin. The colour of the skin might change from dark to lighter colour. Affected dogs develop first symptoms at the age of six month to one year. The nose can be treated with Vaseline, propylene glycol or salicylic acid containing products to ease the symptoms. The causative gene defect was discovered by scientists of the institute for genetics, Vetsuisse-faculty of the university Bern (Group of Prof. Tosso Leeb). Due to Licensing agreements LABOKLIN can exclusively offer the HNPK DNA-testing worldwide.
The DNA test is performed out of EDTA blood or buccal swabs. Required swabs can be ordered free of charge. (Buccal swab order-form). If a swab is sent in, possibly the genetic material is not sufficient to run the test. In this case it would be best to send in an EDTA blood sample.
Please send in your sample together with the lab order genetic. Results will be transmitted optionally via post, fax or email. After completion of the test you will receive a separate invoice. Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer. Breeding club discounts apply if a copy of the membership card is sent together with the respective samples. Due to administrative reasons the invoiced price can not be altered subsequently.