Bulldog: Congenital and Heritable Disorders

Bulldog: Malattie Congenite / Ereditarie





Aberrant cilia: eyelashes growing abnormally, such as rubbing against the eyeball.

Abnormal dentition: abnormal placement, number and development of teeth.

Acne: same thing as in humans, affects the muzzle and lip areas.

Arteriovenous fistula: an abnormal connection that forms between arteries and veins.

Cataract: as in humans, a change in structure of the lens of the eye leading to cloudiness and usually to blindness.

Cleft lip: a condition where the two halves of the upper lip do not join together. Cleft palate and cleft lip are often seen together.

Cleft palate: a condition where the roof of the mouth is not closed and the inside of the nose opens into the mouth.

Demodicosis: a kind of skin disease (mange) caused by microscopic Demodex canis mites living within the skin layers and producing an immunodeficiency syndrome.

Distichiasis: abnormally growing eyelashes.

Dystocia: complications of the birth process (difficult birth).

Ectropion: an abnormal rolling out of the eyelids.

Elongated soft palate: the soft palate is abnormally long and causes breathing disorders.

Entropion: an abnormal rolling in of the eyelid.

Facial fold dermatitis: an infection of the facial skin caused by unusual or excessive skin folds (seen in dogs such as the Pekingese or Chinese shar pei).

Folliculitis: an infection of the hair follicles.

Furunculosis: an infection of the deeper structures of the skin.

Hemivertebra: a particular kind of malformation of the vertebra where only half of the structure is formed.

Hip dysplasia: a developmental malformation or subluxation of the hip joints.

Hydrocephalus: a condition where there is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the ventricles of the brain.

Hypoplasia of trachea: a trachea that fails to develop fully.

Hypothyroidism: a common endocrine disease where the body produces an abnormally low amount of thyroid hormones. An autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland which affects more than 50 dog breeds.

Keratitis sicca: a condition where one or both eyes do not produce a normal amount or type of tears.

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

Mitral valve defects: a group of abnormalities of the mitral valve of the heart.

Muzzle pyoderma: an infectious skin disease on the muzzle of an animal.

Oligodendroglioma: a cancer arising from a type of cell found in the brain and spinal cord.

Perianal gland tumor.

Persistent pupillary membrane: a developmental abnormality where the membrane forming the iris does not form properly.

Phosphofructokinase deficiency: a deficiency of a specific red blood cell enzyme in English springer spaniels. Causes chronic anemia, exercise-induced acute hemolytic crises and enlarged spleen.

Pulmonic stenosis: a condition where one of the valves of the heart does not open properly.

Pyloric stenosis: a condition where the opening leading from the stomach does not function properly.

Short skull: a skull that is abnormally short for the breed in question.

Short tail: a tail that is abnormally short for the breed in question.

Spina bifida: a developmental abnormality where some vertebra are malformed thereby exposing the spinal cord.

Tail fold dermatitis: a skin infection caused by abnormal tissue folds around the tail.

Vaginal hyperplasia: an overgrowth of tissues of the vagina.

von Willebrand's disease: a type of bleeding disorder caused by defective blood platelet function. Occurs in 59 dog breeds but most often in Doberman pinschers. An autosomal trait affecting both sexes.


Il College Americano degli Oftalmologi Veterinari ha riportato come patologie
oculari supposte di natura ereditaria nel Bulldog Inglese, la distichiasi, le
ciglia ectopiche, l’ectropion, l’entropion, il prolasso della ghiandola della terza palpebra,
la cheratocongiuntivite secca, la cataratta e la displasia retinica..



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