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American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Abnormal Findings in Haemograms of Dachshund Puppies: Presumptive (Immunodeficiency) Familial Disease

Vanessa Turinelli, Alessandra Gavazza, Susanne Rushig and Mario Giorgi

DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2012.112.115

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 3

Pages 112-115

Abstract

In a litter of seven Dachshund puppies, one subject was stillborn and six presented with diffuse skin infections characterized by dermatitis, abscessation, pustules, crusts and ulcers. Two of the puppies were referred for further evaluation. One male puppy was referred at four months of age and a sister litter mate was referred two months later. A complete blood count, biochemical and histological examination were performed on these puppies to identify the pathologic process. Clinical, biochemical, haematological and histological evaluation of subjects. This report characterizes quantitative and qualitative haematological abnormalities in two puppies that resulted in a diagnosis of dysmyelopoiesis. The existence of a familial immunodeficiency syndrome was speculated. This is the first report of such a syndrome in Dachshund puppies.

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© 2012 Vanessa Turinelli, Alessandra Gavazza, Susanne Rushig and Mario Giorgi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.