Paw Print Genetics Launches Twelve New, Highly Desired Disease Tests
Oculocutaneous Albinism in the Doberman Pinscher
Oculocutaneous albinism is an inherited condition affecting the pigment of Doberman pinschers. Affected dogs are born with white or cream-colored coats, pale eye color, and pink noses, lips and eye rims. Dogs with this condition exhibit sensitivity to bright light and are prone to melanocytic tumors of the lips, skin, eyelids, and irises. Carriers can be identified by testing for the mutation found in the SLC45A2 gene. Oculocutaneous albinism is now available as part of the Doberman pinscher disease panel.