OMIA 000750-9850 : Osteochondrosis in Cervidae

In other species: dog , horse , pig , chicken , sheep , cattle , raccoon dog , domestic cat

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 181440 (trait) , 188700 (trait) , 259200 (trait)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Abnormal growth ossification centers in young, growing animals. Initially a degeneration/ necrosis followed by regeneration or recalcification. Osteochondrosis (OC) lesions that result is bone or cartilage fragments are called osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) - see OMIA000748.


1995 Audige, L., Wilson, P.R., Morris, R.S., Davidson, G.W. :
Osteochondrosis, skeletal abnormalities and enzootic ataxia associated with copper deficiency in a farmed red deer (Cervus elaghus) herd New Zealand Veterinary Journal 43:70-76, 1995.

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