Common Inherited Illnesses in Weimaraners

Weimaraner - By Staff Writer on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 18:07

These are the most common inherited illnesses in Weimaraners.  Weimaraners can inherit other illnesses beyond these, but these are the most prevalent.  If you are thinking of breeding Weimaraners, please speak with your veterinarian about potential tests that should be done to avoid congenitalCongenital means present at birth. Something that is congenital may or may not be inherited by parents and passed on to offspring. disorders in offspring. 

Conformation and selective breeding can increase the likelihood of puppies getting illnesses, so please breed responsibly.  If you are thinking of adopting this breed, speak with the breeder first to determine if they are a responsible breederA responsible breeder is one that takes care of the breeding bitch and puppies, performs proper health screening and tests, does not breed sick or genetically weak dogs, does not over breed, and will not sell the wrong dog to the wrong owners regardless of profit. You can determine if a breeder is a responsible breeder by asking the right questions and visiting the kennel. and take your puppy to the vet to get checked once you receive it.  If you suspect your puppy or dog has an inherited illness your vet will assist you in treating the illness and giving your dog the highest quality of life.

Most Common
Hip dysplasiaDysplaisa is a term used to describe a malformation or abnormal development. It is often used when cellular abnormalities restrict growth and formation in an area.

Somewhat Common
Elbow dysplasia
Eversion of the cartilage of the third eyelid
Gastric dilitation-volvulus
HemophiliaHemophilia is a collection of blood disorders where the blood lacks the coagulating factors that cause clotting to occur and bleeding to stop. Hemophilia often causes the inability to staunch bleeding and can be caused by infections, drugs, autoimmunity and genetic conditions. A (factor VIII)
Hypertrophic osteodystrophy
HypoHypo refers to decreased function of production. -/dysmyelinogenesis
Immunodeficiency disease
Sebaceous adenitis
Tricuspid dysplasia
XX sex reversal

Coagulation disorder (Factor XI deficiency)
Renal dysplasia
Pituitary dwarfism

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