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Breeds Serviced

  • Australian Labradoodle
  • Labradoodle
  • Labrador Retriever

MCD-Macular Corneal Dystrophy

MCD is a relatively rare disease which is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, meaning that both parents must be at least carriers of the disease to produce an affected offspring. The disease is characterized by a diffuse cloudiness of the cornea as well as an abnormally thin cornea in affected animals. This mutation has only been reported in Labrador Retrievers, but may be applicable to designer breeds containing Labrador. In a UK study, a little over 3% of Labradors were carriers of this disease.

Result Types: Clear, Carrier, Affected