Dog hereditary diseases

DSD005
Congenital hypothyroidism with goiter, Rat Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier
CHG
5
21
Dogs
Hereditary diseases

Description
Hypothyroidism is a disease caused by insufficient thyroid function. The disease is accompanied by depression, edema and bradycardia, impaired lipid metabolism in the form of obesity, symmetrical baldness and other disorders of the work of many organs and systems. With hypothyroidism, skin lesions occur, disruption of the functioning of the glands of external secretion, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine systems, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, organs of vision.

Symptoms
The symptoms of the disease are nonspecific and develop gradually. Puppies exhibit stunted development, short stature, difficulty feeding, and other symptoms collectively called cretinism. Hypothyroidism causes infertility. In bitches, the estrus time is shortened and the periods between estrus are lengthened. In males, testicular atrophy and decreased sexual activity occur. Hyperlipidemia can lead to corneal lipidosis and inflammation of the anterior choroid.

Diagnostics
Characteristic changes in the behavior and physiology of the dog.

  • Autosomal recessive inheritance

    AR
    MM - sick
    NM - healthy, carrier
    NN is healthy
TPO
  • Rat terrier
  • Tenterfield terrier
  • Toy fox terrier

Individual breeds