Project description

Symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy, SLO, is a autoimmune disease affecting dog's claws. Clinical signs include defects and inflammation in the claws. Otherwise the affected dog can be clinically normal. Diagnosis is confirmed by a histological examination of the claw (pathologic examination). 



Bearded Collie.

Samples from SLO affected dogs from all breeds are welcome.


Which samples are needed:

  • dogs that have been diagnosed with SLO
  • close relatives (parents, siblings, offspring) of the affected dogs
  • healthy dogs over 6 years of age


Other information requested

  • veterinary certificates
  • pathology report



  1. How to participate.
  2. Health surveillance questionnaire.


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