A mutation identified for glaucoma in the Norwegian Elkhound



The research group in collaboration with Professor Andras Komáromy (Mishican State University) have identified a mutation for primary glaucoma in the Norwegian Elkhound. Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy leading to complete blindness. Based on the analysis of about 600 dogs, every 4th dog carriers the mutation. The disease is recessively inherited, the affected dogs inherit the mutation from both parents and are homozygous for the mutation. Carrier dogs get the mutation from only one parent and are not affected and can be used in breeding.

We are currently preparing a scientific article and more information about the study is released after publication. All dogs that have been tested as part of the project will get the result in coming weeks.