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Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA) is a group of disorders in which an affected animal produces little to no pigment, leading to silver/white fur, pale eyes and sometimes increased sensitivity to light.

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Specifications

Breeds

Gene

Organ

specimen

Swab, Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Semen, Tissue

Mode of Inheritance

Chromosome

Also known as

Year Published

General information

Oculocutaneous Albinism (OCA) is a group of disorders in which an affected animal produces little to no pigment, leading to silver/white fur, pale eyes and sometimes increased sensitivity to light. The variant analyzed in this test, Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 1 (OCA1), is also known as Himalayan coat colour. It is an extremely rare trait, found in the Dachshund, and is likely caused by a recessive mutation to the gene TYR.

Clinical features

Affected dogs are born with an almost completely white coat, with light noses and blue eyes. Extremities like the ears and muzzle are slightly darker, and darken further with age, resembling the coat colour pattern of a Siamese cat or Himalayan rabbit. Affected dogs may also be more sensitive to light.

Additional information

References

Pubmed ID: 33039541

Omia ID: 202

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