OMIA:000472-9823 : Hind limb paralysis in Sus scrofa (pig)

In other species: domestic cat , golden hamster

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Paralysis of the hind limb

Inheritance: Evidence for autosomal recessive inheritance of hind limb paralysis was presented by Berge (1941). In their major review of inherited disorders in pigs, Ollivier and Sellier (1982) cited a study by Ludvigsen et al. (1963) as providing evidence for autosomal recessive inheritance of hind limb paralysis associated with abnormal lumbar vertebrae. Because the Berge disorder did not involve vertebral abnormalities, it is possible that more than one locus can give rise to hind limb paralysis.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000472-9823: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

1963 Ludvigsen, J., Basse, A., Clausen, Hj., Jonsson, P. :
Congenital paralysis of hindquarter in pigs [Danish] :414-417, 1963.
1941 Berge, S. :
The inheritance of paralysed hind legs, scrotal hernia and atresia ani in pigs Journal of Heredity 32:271-274, 1941.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005