Dobermann – Disease Predisposition

Doberman Pinscher

DOBERMANN

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy – Very common in this breed  – This breed accounts for 50% of cases of this condition
  • Muzzle folliculitis/furunculosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Coccidiomycosis
  • Blastomycosis
  • Pemphigus foliaceous
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Primary seborrhoea
  • Ichthyosis
  • Colour-dilution alopecia
  • Follicular dysplasia
  • Hypopigmentary disorders
  • Vitiligo
  • Nasal depigmentation – (also known as Dudley nose)
  • Mucocutaneous hypopigmentation
  • Acral lick dermatitis
  • Flank sucking
  • Callus dermatitis/pyoderma
  • Zinc-responsive dermatosis
  • Follicular cyst
  • Focal mucinosis
    Skin tumours
    Drug reactions – Sulphonamides
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus
  • Parvovirus enteritis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Congenital portosystemic shunt
  • Neutrophil defect – Common in this breed in both the USA and UK
  • Carpal ligament weakening
  • Von Willebrand heterotopic osteochondrofibrosis in Dobermann Pinschers
  • Congenital elbow luxation
  • Gastrocnemius tendon avulsion
  • Melanoma
  • Lipoma
  • Canine cutaneous histiocytoma
  • Fibroma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Myxoma/myxosarcoma
  • Congenital vestibular disease
  • Congenital deafness
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Narcolepsy-cataplexy
  • Atlantoaxial subluxation
  • Cervical vertebral malformation (wobbler syndrome)
  • Primary brain tumour
  • Dancing Dobermann disease
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Hyperaesthesia syndrome
  • Dermoid
  • Entropion
  • Eversion of the cartilage of the nictitating membrane
  • Medial canthal pocket syndrome
  • Congenital tumours of the iris and ciliary body
  • Cataract
  • Persistent hyaloid artery
  • Persistent hyperplastic tunica vasculosa lentis and persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)
  • Multiple ocular defects – May include microphthalmia, anterior segment dysgenesis, congenital cataract and retinal dysplasia
  • Gestation
  • Familial renal disease
  • Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (causing urinary incontinence)
  • XO syndrome
  • Penile hypoplasia
  • Chronic rhinitis and pneumonia

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