Alaskan Malamute – Disease Predispositions

Alaskan Malamute

ALASKAN MALAMUTE

  • Generalised demodicosis
  • Follicular dysplasia
  • Zinc-responsive dermatosis (Malamutes have a genetic defect causing zinc malabsorption)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hereditary stomatocytosis
  • Haemophilia B
  • Alaskan Malamute chondrodysplasia
  • Cartilaginous exostosis
  • Sebaceous gland tumours
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma
  • Neurological conditions
  • Narcolepsy-cataplexy
  • Refractory corneal ulceration
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Lipid dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Hemeralopia (day blindness)
  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)
  • Familial renal disease (renal dysplasia)
  • Cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis)
  • Cutaneous haemangioma
  • Canine cutaneous histiocytoma
  • Mast cell tumours
  • Cataract
  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)
  • Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV)

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