OMIA 000453-9940 : Hepatic encephalopathy in Ovis aries

In other species: dog , domestic cat

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: A degenerative disease of the brain induced by a failure of the liver to metabolise ammonia. Clinical signs include excitability, tremor, compulsive walking, head pressing, and apparent blindness, followed by coma and convulsions.


1994 Clark, A.M., Spence, J.A. :
Possible familial hepatic encephalopathy in a Suffolk ewe Veterinary Record 135:463 only, 1994.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005