Ichthyosis type 2 is another variant which causes Ichthyosis in Golden Retriever, this test helps in explaining cases which was tested negative for the already known Ichrthyosis variant. Ichthyosis is a genetic disease causing dysfunction of the keratin in the skin, which leads to the production of large, differently pigmented skin scales. Due to the fish-like look of this scales the name was formed from the Greek word for fish: „Ichthýs“. Additionally, the pigmentation of the skin can be altered.
Dogs which are affected by this dermatosis develop first symptoms soon after birth. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for this disease. In some cases, formation of scales decreases in old dogs.
Please note that there is another form of Ichthyosis affecting the golden retriever breed, Ichthyosis or Ichthyosis Type 1, click here for more details. you need both tests for complete analysis