Juvenile-onset Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy (JLPP) in the Rottweiler
We are now offering the test for Juvenile-onset Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy (JLPP) in the Rottweiler.
JLPP is an inherited condition in which the nervous system deteriorates. Initially the nerve controlling the larynx (the voice box) is affected, resulting in noisy breathing and problems swallowing. Later the nerves controlling the hind-legs are affected, making it progressively more difficult for the dog to get up and stand without wobbling. Symptoms typically start at a few weeks of age and are progressive. There is no cure.
The mutation causing JLPP is recessive. This means that dogs which carry the mutation (“CARRIERS”) are normal but will pass the mutation on to an average of 50% of their offspring. Puppies which inherit two copies of the mutation will develop JLPP (“AFFECTED”). Further information can be found here.
This test, which is performed by a simple mouth swab which we post out to you, can be ordered and paid for online at www.animaldnadiagnostics.co.uk. Once returned to the lab, the result will take about 1 week, and will be emailed to the owner. The price is £42 including VAT.