OMIA:000507-9823 : Hyperostosis in Sus scrofa (pig)

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 106400 (trait) , 114000 (trait) , 144750 (trait) , 144755 (trait) , 144800 (trait) , 239000 (trait) , 239100 (trait) , 269500 (trait) , 302030 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific name: Inherited thick forelegs

Species-specific description: Affected piglets have a congenital enlargement of the forelegs below the elbow joint, due to abnormal development of bone and connective tissue: the bone is thick, the periostem is rough and there is extensive oedema. The resultant difficulty in standing and moveing about results in death from starvation in the first few days of life.

Inheritance: Claims of single-locus inheritance have been made, but the data are not convincing.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000507-9823: 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.

1996 Roels, S., Simoens, P., Ducatelle, R. :
Localised arteriosclerotic changes in congenital hyperostosis in pigs Veterinary Record 139:446-447, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8931301 .
1971 Cargill, C.F., Riley, M.G.I. :
Case report: porcine hyperostosis Missouri Veterinarian 21:15-16, 1971.
1947 Morrill, C.C. :
Thick forelegs in baby pigs North American Veterinarian 28:738 only, 1947.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005