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Degenerative diseases: Breed-specific neuropathy

Inherited and breed-related neuropathies are rare diseases that usually affect young animals and can produce generalized motor, mixed motor and sensory, pure sensory and / or autonomic deficits (Inherited peripheral neuropathies) (). Inherited peripheral neuropathies Disease Breed Dogs Giant axonal neuropathy German Shepherd Dog Globoid cell leucodystrophy West Highland White Terrier; Cairn Terrier; Irish Setter Hypertrophic neuropathy Tibetan Mastiff Polyneuropathy Alaskan Malamute Laryngeal paralysis polyneuropathy complex Dalmatian; Pyrenean Mountain Dog; Rottweiler Sensory neuropathy Border Collie; English Pointer; Longhaired Dachshund Progressive axonopathy (sensory) Boxer Distal sensorimotor polyneuropathy Rottweiler; Great Dane; Chesapeake Bay Retriever;┬áSaint Bernard; Collie; Labrador Retriever; Newfoundland Motor neuron disease Brittany Spaniel; Swedish Lapland Dog; English Pointer; Great Dane / Bloodhound or┬áSaint Bernard cross; German Shepherd Dog; Dobermann Pinscher; Griffon Briquet; Saluki; Rottweiler Motor and mixed sensorimotor neuropathies: This group of diseases includes the motor neuron diseases (in which the motor neurons Read more […]

Canine Terminology – D

DAPPLED Variegated with spots or patches of a different shade; marked with small spots; usually by a merling gene. DEWCLAW Unused digit (toe) on the inside of the leg. Dewclaws are usually removed at birth. In a few breeds (Pyrenean Mountain Dog and Briard) they must be present. DEWLAP Loose pendulous skin under the throat, as on a Bloodhound. A dog that is not supposed to have dewlap and does is said to be throaty. DIAPHRAGM The muscular tissue separating the thorax and the abdomen; the breathing diaphragm DIGITS Bones of the toes (first three bones of each toe). DISH-FACED The nose curves like a dish; the top line of the muzzle is concave. DISQUALIFICATION A fault that renders a dog ineligible to compete at a show. DISTEMPER TEETH Pitting of the tooth enamel; often caused by distemper or other illness occurring at time of teething. DOCK To surgically remove tail or portion of the tail; a docked tail. DOMED Domed skull; rounded in top skull; not flat; convex. DOUBLE COAT Two coats; a soft undercoat for warmth and waterproofing, along with a hard outer-coat Read more […]