OMIA:002085-9615 : Progressive retinal atrophy, Whippet in Canis lupus familiaris

Categories: Vision / eye phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal recessive

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Clinical features: As reported by Somma et al. (2016), "The retinal dystrophy reported here in Whippet dogs has a unique phenotype of an initial lack of ERG b-wave, development of retinal bullae then a progressive generalized retinal degeneration".

Breed: Whippet.


2016 Somma, A.T., Moreno, J.C., Sato, M.T., Rodrigues, B.D., Bacellar-Galdino, M., Occelli, L.M., Petersen-Jones, S.M., Montiani-Ferreira, F. :
Characterization of a novel form of progressive retinal atrophy in Whippet dogs: a clinical, electroretinographic, and breeding study. Vet Ophthalmol :, 2016. Pubmed reference: 27896899 . DOI: 10.1111/vop.12448.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 01 Dec 2016