OMIA:000493-9940 : Hydrops foetalis in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: dog , pig , taurine cattle , rabbit

Categories: Embryo phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 215140 (trait) , 236750 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Accumulation of fluid in the whole body of the newborn. Also known as anasarca.

History: The original report of this disorder in sheep was by Plant et al. (1987)

Breeds: Awassi (Sheep) (VBO_0001308), Cheviot (Sheep) (VBO_0001369), Merino (Sheep) (VBO_0001508), Poll Dorset (Sheep) (VBO_0001557).
Breeds in which the phene has been documented. (If a likely causal variant has been documented for the phene, see the variant table breeds in which the variant has been reported).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:000493-9940: 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.

2012 Alleaume, C., Strugnell, B., Spooner, R., Schock, A. :
Hydrops foetalis with pulmonary hypoplasia in Cheviot and Cheviot-Texel cross-lambs. Vet Rec 171:646, 2012. Pubmed reference: 23149652. DOI: 10.1136/vr.101198.
2002 Monteagudo, L., Lujan, L., Tejedor, T., Climent, S., Acin, C., Navarro, A., Arruga, M.V. :
Fetal anasarca (hydrops foetalis) associated with lymphoid tissue agenesis possibly due to an autosomal recessive gene defect in sheep Theriogenology 58:1219-1228, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12240924.
1997 Hailat, N., Lafi, S.Q., Aldarraji, A., Elmaghraby, H.M., Alani, F., Fathalla, M. :
Foetal anasarca in Awassi sheep Australian Veterinary Journal 75:257-259, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9140650.
1989 d'Assonville, J.A. :
Hydrops foetalis in a mutton Merino ewe. J S Afr Vet Assoc 60:174-5, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2487724.
1987 Plant, J.W., Lomas, S.T., Harper, P.A., Duncan, D.W., Carroll, S.N. :
Hydrops foetalis in sheep. Aust Vet J 64:308-10, 1987. Pubmed reference: 3439947.

Edit History

  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 18 Mar 2011
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 08 Dec 2017
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 05 Sep 2023