Neapolitan Mastiff – Disease Predisposition

Neapolitan Mastiff


Musculoskeletal conditions

Cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • May occur at a young age in this breed

Ocular conditions

  • Breed predisposition; polygenic inheritance likely
  • Breed predisposition
Macropalpebral fissure resulting in combined entropion-ectropion (‘diamond eye’)
  • Breed predisposition
Eversion of the cartilage of the nictitating membrane
  • Breed predisposition
Prolapse of the gland of the nictitating membrane (‘cherry eye’)
  • Breed predisposition
  • Inheritance suspected

Reproductive conditions

Vaginal hyperplasia
  • Breed predisposition

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