The faults and defects of the breeds: Hounds

By | February 15, 2010
Afghan Hounds Elbow dysplasia; Malformation of articular surfaces of proximal radius and ulna; Thyroid disorders
American Foxhounds Spinal osteochondrois (affects the ability to run)
Basenjis Hip dysplasia
Basset Hounds Vertebral deformity with pressure necrosis results from anomaly of third cervical vertebra; Achondroplasia (foreleg lameness caused by anatomical irregularity; cartilage of growth plate grows in irregular directions and is scant); OCD (osteochondrities dissecans) (shoulder); Osteodystrophy; Radial carpal joint irregularity; Patella luxation, medial or lateral that produces lameness at four to six months of age; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Panostetis
Beagles Hip dysplasia; Epiphyseal dysplasia; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease)
Black and Tan Coonhounds Hip dysplasia (high incidence); Polyradiculoneuritis; Coondog paralysis
Bloodhounds Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia
Borzois Thyroid disorders
Dachshunds IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Osteoporosis clinically similar to swimmers, with radiographs showing dense bones and abnormal bone resorption; UAP (ununited anconeal process); Patella luxation; Achondroplasia; Thyroid disorder
English Foxhounds Osteochondrosis of the spine; Intervertebral disk disease.
Greyhounds Short spine
Harriers Hip dysplasia
Irish Wolfhounds Elbow hygroma; Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia; Metabolic bone disease; UAP (ununited anconeal process); Neoplasias.
Otterhounds Hip dysplasia (high incidence); Elbow dysplasia
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens Hip dysplasia
Pharoah Hounds Medical patella luxation
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Cervical vertebral deformity; Hip dysplasia; Lumbosacral transitional vertebrae
Salukis Hip dysplasia
Scottish Deerhounds OCD (osteochondrities dissecans)
Whippets Toe injuries

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