A kind of epilepsy which correlates to symptoms in early age exists in Lagotto Romagnolo. Juvenile epilepsy is genetically imprinted and occurs during week five to twelve of a puppy’s live. Typically, symptoms range from slight shivering and wobbly gait to spastic paralysis, or the dog being unable to walk. Genetic testing offers an opportunity to prove the existence of the disease, despite the short time these varying symptoms appear.
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.