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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:05 Apr 2016 14:57
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281/a000201
PubMed ID:21638263

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