OMIA:000631-9669 : Megaoesophagus, generic in Mustela putorius furo (domestic ferret)

In other species: dog , domestic cat , horse , llama , taurine cattle , goat , sheep

Categories: Digestive / alimentary phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Dilatation and atony of the body of the oesophagus, usually associated with asynchronous function of the oesophagus and the caudal oesophageal sphincter. Causes regurgitation and aspiration pneumonia. This disorder occurs in many different forms, many of which are not inherited.

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000631-9669: 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.

1994 Blanco, M.C., Fox, J.G., Rosenthal, K., Hillyer, E.V., Quesenberry, K.E., Murphy, J.C. :
Megaesophagus in nine ferrets Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 205:444-447, 1994. Pubmed reference: 7961071.
1993 Harms, C.A., Andrews, G.A. :
Megaesophagus in a Domestic Ferret Laboratory Animal Science 43:506-508, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8277738.

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