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PRA (GR PRA 2)

PRA is a descriptive term encompassing a group of diseases with the shared symptom of retinal degeneration. The GR-PRA 2 test we offer at Vetgen has been licensed from the Animal Health Trust where the primary research was undertaken in conjunction with researchers at the Uppsala University. These are two distinct tests for separate mutations implicated in PRA. They are not the same as the test available for Golden Retriever progressive rod-cone degeneration (PRCD), which is also a form of PRA. Both the PRA-1 and PRA-2 mutations are recessive. As with the GR-PRA 1 mutation, affected animals will experience loss of peripheral vision and nightblindness leading to eventual complete blindness. Synptoms for this form of the disease generally start around 4-5 years of age.

Result types: clear, carrier, affected

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