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Kuster, N; Hässig, M; Spiess, B M (2011). Vererbte Augenerkrankungen beim Entlebucher Sennenhund in der Schweiz: Eine retrospektive Studie von 1999 – 2009. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(6):269-275.

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The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence and the incidence of hereditary cataract and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the Entlebucher Mountaindog (EMD) and to evaluate possible changes over time. In addition, the infl uence of selective breeding programs and DNA-testing for PRA was also investigated. Data of eye certifi cations for hereditary eye diseases was used. Between 1999 and 2009 a total of 798 ocular examinations were carried out in 285 EMD. 20.4 % had cataracts and 69 % of these were of the posterior polar type. PRA was diagnosed in 6.3 % of the dogs. Cataracts were diagnosed at 5.24 ± 2.71 years (mean ± standard error), while PRA was diagnosed at 4.93 ± 1.32 years of age. The incidence of PRA and cataract showed a decreasing trend (p-value < 0.2) without being signifi cant. Keywords: Entlebucher Mountaindog, hereditary eye disease, cataract, progressive retinal atrophy




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Other titles:Hereditary eye dieseas in the Entlebucher Mountaindog in Switzerland: A retrospective study from 1999 to 2009
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Deposited On:02 Aug 2011 13:07
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 16:02
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281/a000201
PubMed ID:21638263

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