Systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE, is a autoimmune disease affecting multiple organs. Clinical signs include fever, limping, polyarthritis, dermatitis, vomiting, polyuria and polydipsia. Treatment consists of immunosuppressive medications and usually is life-long.
Novascotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Samples from SLE affected dogs from all breeds are welcome.
Which samples are needed:
- dogs that have been diagnosed with SLE
- close relatives (parents, siblings, offspring) of the affected dogs
- healthy dogs over 6 years of age
Other information requested
- veterinary certificates