Neonatal Ataxia is a progressive, neonatal onset, cerebellar ataxia described in Jack Russell Terriers. Similar to other ataxias, clinical signs consist of intention tremors, loss of coordination, and inability to stand and move in a forward direction. Read more
Degenerative Myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. It begins with a loss of coordination (ataxia) in the hind limbs. The affected dog will wobble when walking, knuckle over or drag the feet. Read more
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response test records brain responses to click sounds delivered to an ear. It is currently being used to eliminate or reduce the incidence of genetic expression of deafness. Read more
Spinocerebellar Ataxia is an early onset, inherited neurologic disease affecting Jack Russell Terriers. Dogs with this disease present with incoordination and loss of balance between 2 to 6 months of age. Read more
Primary Lens Luxation can lead to inflammation and Glaucoma. This can result in painful, teary, red eyes that may look hazy or cloudy. Both are painful and potentially blinding diseases if not identified and treated early. Read more
Canine Eye Registry Foundation was founded by a group of concerned purebred owner/breeders with a goal of eliminating heritable eye diseases in purebred dogs through registration, research, and education. CERF/CAER testing should be done yearly. Read more
A dog that has only one copy of an abnormal gene for a recessive disease. Carriers are not typically expected to have any features of the disease but are at risk of passing on the disease to offspring if bred with another Carrier of the same condition.
Indicates that testing found no indicators that the dog is a carrier or affected by the disease/condition being tested for.
This dog has two mutated copies of the gene and is at risk for developing the disease.
Normal By Descent (NDB)
NDB means that either both the dam (mother) and sire (father) are both non-carriers or one parent and an ancestor of the other parent are both non-carriers. In the case of NBD, no actual test was performed.
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