OMIA:002523-9615 : Anal gland disease in Canis lupus familiaris (dog)

In other species: domestic cat

Categories: Endocrine / exocrine gland phene (incl mammary gland)

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Mode of inheritance: Multifactorial

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cross-species summary: Anal glands or anal sacs are small glands near the anus present in several species.

Species-specific name: anal sac disease; anal sacculitis

Species-specific description: Breed predispositions have been reported.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:002523-9615: 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.

2021 Corbee, R.J., Woldring, H.H., van den Eijnde, L.M., Wouters, E.G.H. :
A cross-sectional study on canine and feline anal sac disease. Animals (Basel) 12:95, 2021. Pubmed reference: 35011201. DOI: 10.3390/ani12010095.
2020 O'Neill, D.G., Packer, R.M.A., Lobb, M., Church, D.B., Brodbelt, D.C., Pegram, C. :
Demography and commonly recorded clinical conditions of Chihuahuas under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2016. BMC Vet Res 16:42, 2020. Pubmed reference: 32046714. DOI: 10.1186/s12917-020-2258-1.
2016 Jung, Y., Jeong, E., Park, S., Jeong, J., Choi, U.S., Kim, M.S., Kim, N., Lee, K. :
Diagnostic imaging features of normal anal sacs in dogs and cats. J Vet Sci 17:331-5, 2016. Pubmed reference: 26645338. DOI: 10.4142/jvs.2016.17.3.331.
2014 Charlesworth, T.M. :
Risk factors for postoperative complications following bilateral closed anal sacculectomy in the dog. J Small Anim Pract 55:350-4, 2014. Pubmed reference: 24702484. DOI: 10.1111/jsap.12217.
O'Neill, D.G., Church, D.B., McGreevy, P.D., Thomson, P.C., Brodbelt, D.C. :
Prevalence of disorders recorded in cats attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. Vet J 202:286-91, 2014. Pubmed reference: 25178688. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.08.004.
2011 James, D.J., Griffin, C.E., Polissar, N.L., Neradilek, M.B. :
Comparison of anal sac cytological findings and behaviour in clinically normal dogs and those affected with anal sac disease. Vet Dermatol 22:80-7, 2011. Pubmed reference: 21114559. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3164.2010.00916.x.

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