Canine Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
This website is designed to provide basic information on canine ceroid lipofuscinosis (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis), and serve as a resource for those concerned with this disease: breeders, owners, veterinarians, and researchers.
Information presented here is not a substitute for an accurate diagnosis and specific advice geared to your pet's needs. If you suspect your dog has neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, we encourage you to have a veterinarian or veterinary neurologist examine the dog and advise you.
July 8, 2010 - NOTICE for all owners of NCL-tested Tibetan Terriers
A problem was identified with the original test released in February, and a new, improved test has been devised. Please CLICK HERE for details about the revised test.
**TIBETAN TERRIER NCL MUTATION FOUND!!**
(posted January 29, 2010 - updated February 11, 2010)
We are VERY pleased to announce that the mutation for NCL in Tibetan Terriers HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED! Testing for any Tibetan Terrier is NOW available through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). Tibetan Terriers that were previously sampled and have DNA in the UMC collection can be tested, and owners willing to send blood samples can request a test now as well.
CLICK HERE for announcement and details!
DNA TEST NOW AVAILABLE FOR DACHSHUNDS
DNA TEST NOW AVAILABLE FOR AMERICAN BULLDOGS
DNA TEST NOW AVAILABLE FOR ENGLISH SETTERS
Notice posted 12-16-2004, updated 02-09-06