Basset Hound – Disease Predispositions

Basset Hound

BASSET HOUND

  • Ventricular septal defect – high risk in this breed
  • Pulmonic stenosis
  • Pododermatitis
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Primary seborrhoea
  • Congenital hypotrichosis
  • Black hair follicular dysplasia
  • Intertrigo
  • Tuberculosis
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency
  • Basset hound thrombopathia
  • Mycobacterium avium
  • Temporomandibular dysplasia/luxation
  • Ununited anconeal process
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Mast cell tumours
  • Trichoepithelioma
  • Pilomatrixoma
  • Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis)
  • Cutaneous haemangioma
  • Non-epitheliotropic lymphoma
  • Nasal cavity tumours
  • Lymphosarcoma (malignant lymphoma)
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Discospondylitis
  • Lysosomal storage disease – neuronal glycoproteinosis (Lafora’s disease)
  • Cervical vertebral malformation (wobbler syndrome)
  • Entropion (may be associated with ‘diamond eye’)
  • Combined entropion–ectropion (‘diamond eye’)
  • Eversion of the cartilage of the nictitating membrane
  • Primary glaucoma/goniodysgenesis
  • Cataract
  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)
  • Chondrodystrophy/hypochondroplasia  – Accepted as breed standard
  • Cystine urolithiasis

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