Hydrocephalus and hypertrichosis in Golden Retriever dogs

Hydrocephalus and hypertrichosis in Golden Retriever dogs
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Abstract

Congenital hydrocephalus has been reported in most species of domestic animals and is one of the most common congenital malformations of the canine central dervous system. Small, Toy and brachycephalic breeds are at higher risk of hydrocephalus than larger breeds. Newborn and immature hydrocephalic puppies typically show an enlarged, dome-shaped cranium, open fontanelles, visual and auditory imparment, poor growth rate and sometimes an unco-ordinated gait. The pathogenesis of hydrocephalus is unclear but inheritance as an autosomal recessive trait has been identified in some breeds. Suspected inherited…

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