Jack Russel Terrier – Disease Predisposition

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER

Dermatological conditions

Malassezia dermatitis
Ichthyosis
Vasculitis

Endocrine conditions

Diabetes mellitus
  • Possible breed predisposition
  • Old entire females are predisposed
Hyperadrenocorticism: pituitary-dependent (PDH)
  • Possible breed predisposition

Musculoskeletal conditions

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head
Patellar luxation
  • May be inherited as an autosomal recessive trait

Neoplastic conditions

Pituitary tumour resulting in hyperadrenocorticism

Neurological conditions

Hereditary ataxia

Reported in the UK

Congenital myasthenia gravis
  • Autosomal recessive inheritance suspected
  • Rare

Ocular conditions

Lens luxation
Cataract
  • Inheritance suspected

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