Boston Terrier – Disease Predispositions

BOSTON TERRIER

  • Generalised demodicosis (high risk in the USA)
  • Atopy
  • Canine pinnal alopecia
  • Pattern baldness
  • Intertrigo
  • Calcinosis circumscripta
  • Retrognathia
  • Hyperadrenocorticism: pituitary-dependent (PDH)
  • Vascular ring anomaly
  • Pyloric stenosis (antral pyloric hypertrophy syndrome)
  • Craniomandibular osteopathy
  • Congenital elbow luxation
  • Perineal hernia
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Sacrocaudal dysgenesis
  • Mast cell tumours
  • Melanoma
  • Canine cutaneous histiocytoma
  • Fibroma
  • Chemodectoma
  • Primary brain tumour
  • Pituitary tumour resulting in hyperadrenocorticism
  • Congenital deafness
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Cerebellar malformation
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Primary brain tumour
  • Sacrocaudal dysgenesis
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Caruncular trichiasis
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
  • Prolapse of the gland of the nictitating membrane
  • Pigmentary keratitis
  • Refractory corneal ulceration
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Iris cysts
  • Cataract
  • Vitreal syneresis
  • Achondroplasia Accepted as a breed standard
  • Urethral prolapse
  • Hypospadias
  • Dystocia
  • Urethral prolapse
  • Brachycephalic upper airway syndrome – most probably the result of selective breeding for certain facial characteristics
  • Hypoplastic trachea – This breed represents 15% of reported cases

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