NCL is a severe inherited disease which causes a gradual degeneration of the nervous system. Signs and symptoms vary widely between the forms but generally include a combination of dementia, vision loss and epilepsy. In Salukis, NCL has been observed with progressive signs of lack of coordination from around one year of age (Appleby et al., 1982).
There is an interesting article from the BSAVA regarding the new official DNA testing scheme for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) in the Saluki. Newly approved by The Kennel Club following consultation with the breed’s health coordinator on behalf of the breed clubs.
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