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Dog Breeding
DNA screening for Lafora's disease in miniature wire-haired dachshunds
  1. Roger Sainsbury, Chairman
  1. Health and Welfare Committee, UK Dachshund Breed Council, Truro, Cornwall
  1. e-mail: roger{at}sains1.plus.com

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LAFORA'S disease is an inherited, late-onset, myoclonic epilepsy that is believed to affect about 10 per cent of miniature wire-haired dachshunds in the UK. Clinical signs are usually seen in dogs over five years of age. The disease is progressive, often difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and is relatively unresponsive to treatment. It causes generalised …

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