Rottweiler – Disease Predisposition

Rottweiler

ROTTWEILER

Cardiovascular conditions

Aortic stenosis
  • Congenital

Dermatological conditions

Follicular lipidosis of Rottweilers
  • Suspected genetic predisposition
Follicular parakeratosis
Muzzle folliculitis/furunculosis
  • Also known as canine acne
Mucocutaneous hypopigmentation
  • Congenital in this breed – affects lips and nose
Ichthyosis
  • Rare
  • Congenital
Congenital hypotrichosis
Hypopigmentary disorders
  • Possibly inherited
Vitiligo
  • Presumed to be hereditary
Onychodystrophy
Vasculitis
  • Uncommon

Gastrointestinal conditions

Parvovirus enteritis
  • Breed predisposition
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis, enteritis and enterocolitis
  • Breed predisposition
Gastrointestinal eosinophilic granuloma
  • Possible breed predisposition
Lobular dissecting hepatitis
  • Possible breed predisposition

Immunological conditions

Susceptibility to parvovirus
  • This breed susceptible to severe and often fatal parvovirus infection
Immunodeficiency
  • Several related Rottweilers showed multiple immunological defects
  • Inheritance suspected

Infectious conditions

Parvovirus enteritis
  • Breed predisposition

Musculoskeletal conditions

Elbow dysplasia
  • Also known as osteochondrosis
  • Genetically determined in this breed
  • Medial coronoid process disease is common in this breed
Polyarthritis/meningitis
Plasmacytic-lymphocytic gonitis
Chronic sesamoiditis
  • Present in 44% of Rottweilers in one study
Juvenile onset distal myopathy
  • Uncommon
Hock osteochondrosis
  • Common disease
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • Neutered individuals may be predisposed
  • Young animals may be predisposed in this breed
Hip dysplasia
Osteosarcoma
  • Reported to be familial in this breed

Neoplastic conditions

Squamous cell carcinoma of the digit
  • Possible breed predisposition
Canine cutaneous histiocytoma
  • Possible breed predisposition

Primary bone tumours (most commonly osteosarcoma)

  • Breed predisposition

Neurological conditions

Congenital deafness
Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Inheritance suspected
  • Rare; has been reported in this breed
Atlantoaxial subluxation
  • Congenital
Meningitis and polyarteritis
Neuroaxonal dystrophy
Rottweiler distal sensorimotor polyneuropathy
Leukoencephalomyelopathy of Rottweilers

Ocular conditions

Entropion (usually lateral lower lids)
  • Breed predisposition
Distichiasis
  • Breed predisposition
Medial canthal pocket syndrome
  • Breed predisposition resulting from head shape
Refractory corneal ulceration
  • Breed predisposition
Persistent pupillary membranes
  • Breed predisposition
Iris cyst
  • Breed predisposition
Iris coloboma
  • Congenital
Cataract
  • Inheritance suspected
Multifocal retinal dysplasia
  • Congenital condition
Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)
Retinal detachment
  • Inheritance suspected
Multiple ocular defects
  • Inheritance suspected

Physiological conditions

Additional process on the medial aspect of the central tarsal bone
Lateral tarsal torsion and tarsal valgus deformity
  • Cosmetic fault
Blood group
  • Tend to be DEA 1.1 or 1.2 positive

Renal and urinary conditions

Familial renal disease
Sphincter mechanism incompetence
  • Possible breed predisposition in female dogs

Reproductive conditions

Variation in the interoestrus interval

1 Comment on "Rottweiler – Disease Predisposition"

  1. My rot has a lesion on your front right shoulder joint and is having problems walking. Is there something I can give her to help her walk better? She was tested for valley fever – none

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