Italian Greyhound – Disease Predispositions

ITALIAN GREYHOUND

Dermatological conditions

Pinnal alopecia
Pattern baldness
Colour-dilution alopecia

Drug reactions

Thiopentone

• This breed has a greatly increased susceptibility to thiopentone

Ocular conditions

Corneal dystrophy
  • Breed predisposition
Glaucoma
  • Mode of inheritance unknown
  • Vitreal degeneration is believed to be a common cause of glaucoma in this breed
Cataract
  • Inheritance suspected
Optic nerve hypoplasia

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