German Shepherd Dog – Disease Predisposition

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Mitral dysplasia
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Persistent left cranial vena cava
  • Persistent right aortic arch
  • Tricuspid dysplasia
  • Mucocutaneous pyoderma
  • Nasal folliculitis/furunculosis
  • Pododermatitis
  • German Shepherd Dog folliculitis, furunculosis and cellulitis
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Pythiosis
  • Contact hypersensitivity
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Pemphigus erythematosus
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Primary seborrhoea
  • Hypopigmentary disorders
  • Ehler-Danlos syndrome
  • Disorder of the footpads in German Shepherd
  • Focal metatarsal fistulation of German Shepherd Dogs
  • Multiple collagenous naevi
  • Familial vasculopathy
  • Primary lymphoedema
  • Vitiligo
  • Nasal depigmentation – Also known as Dudley nose
  • Acral lick dermatitis
  • Zinc-responsive dermatosis
  • Idiopathic chronic ulcerative blepharitis
  • Symmetric lupoid onchodystrophy
  • Idiopathic onychomadesis
  • Fibropruritic nodule
  • Calcinosis circumscripta
  • Vasculitis
  • Greying
  • Pyotraumatic folliculitis
  • Skin tumours
  • Pituitary dwarfism
  • Hyperadrenocorticism: pituitary-dependent (PDH) and adrenocortical tumour (AT)
  • Insulinoma
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Primary hypoparathyroidism
  • Oropharyngeal neoplasia
  • Congenital idiopathic megaoesophagus
  • Secondary megaoesophagus
  • Vascular ring anomaly
  • Gastro-oesophageal intussusception
  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis
  • Small intestinal volvulus
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis, enteritis and enterocolitis
  • Chronic idiopathic (lymphocytic-plasmacytic) colitis
  • Perianal fistula
  • Idiopathic hepatic fibrosis
  • Congenital portosystemic shunt
  • Hepatic haemangiosarcoma
  • Selective IgA deficiency
  • Haemophilia A
  • Haemophilia B
  • Immune-mediated thrombocytopaenia
  • Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Aspergillosis
  • Infectious skin disease
  • Spondylosis deformans
  • Cartilaginous exostosis
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Lumbosacral disease
  • Panosteitis
  • Bone cyst
  • Glycogen storage disease type III
  • Hypotrophy of the pectineus muscle
  • Masticatory myopathy
  • Fibrotic myopathy of semitendinosus
  • Gracilis contracture
  • Canine idiopathic polyarthritis
  • Transitional lumbosacral vertebra – This breed is greatly over-represented
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Sweat gland tumour
  • Trichoepithelioma
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma
  • Cutaneous haemangioma
  • Cutaneous haemangiosarcoma
  • Haemangiopericytoma
  • Non-epitheliotropic lymphoma
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Myxoma/myxosarcoma
  • Nasal cavity tumours
  • Haemangiosarcoma (e.g. cardiac, splenic, hepatic)
  • Colorectal neoplasia
  • Renal cystadenocarcinomas
  • Insulinoma
  • Pituitary tumour resulting in hyperadrenocorticism
  • Adrenocortical tumour resulting in hyperadrenocorticism
  • Lymphosarcoma (malignant lymphoma)
  • Limbal melanoma
  • Canine anterior uveal melanoma
  • Testicular neoplasia
  • Thymoma
  • Congenital vestibular disease
  • Congenital deafness
  • Glycogenosis (glycogen storage disease)
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Discospondylitis
  • True epilepsy
  • Acquired myasthenia gravis
  • Giant axonal neuropathy
  • Lumbosacral stenosis
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Hyperaesthesia syndrome
  • Ocular conditions
  • Dermoid
  • Eversion of the cartilage of the nictitating membrane
  • Plasma cell infiltration of the nictitating membrane (plasmoma)
  • Chronic superficial keratitis (pannus)
  • Refractory corneal ulceration
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Limbal melanoma
  • Canine anterior uveal melanoma
  • Cataract
  • Congenital cataract
  • Lens luxation
  • Multifocal retinal dysplasia
  • Micropapilla
  • Optic nerve hypoplasia
  • Optic nerve coloboma
  • Pseudopapilloedema
  • Pronounced eosinophilic response
  • Blood group – This breed is often DEA 1.1 and 1.2 negative
  • Gestation
  • Renal cystadenocarcinomas
  • Urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (causing urinary incontinence)
  • Silica urolithiasis
  • Vaginal hyperplasia
  • Testicular neoplasia
  • Variation in the interoestrus interval
  • Spontaneous thymic haemorrhage
  • Nasal dermoid sinus cyst