OMIA:000631-9925 : Megaoesophagus, generic in Capra hircus (goat)

In other species: dog , domestic ferret , domestic cat , horse , llama , taurine cattle , 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:000631-9925: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


1996 Parish, S.M., Middleton, J.R., Baldwin, T.J. :
Clinical megaoesophagus in a goat with thymoma Veterinary Record 139:94, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8843642.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005