Cervical Vertebral Instability (Wobblers, CVI) diagnosed at 9 years 6 months - Comments: Not sure it's Wobbler's, but best guess. Showed acute neck pain and trauma which gradually resolved. She now has a "wobbler gait" with weakness in the rear limbs.
Spondylosis - Comments: Penny's neuromuscular disorder continued for the remainder of her life. Despite her condition, she enjoyed playing ball in the yard with the other dogs and generally had a good quality of life until the age of 12.5 years, and at that time we elected to euthanize her. Necropsy results show signs of spinal cord compression primarily at C5-C6, with lesser effects at C4-C5 and C6-C7. She displayed signs of spondylosis at T13-L1 and L2-L3.
No female reproduction information
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Behavioral/Canine Compulsive Disorders
No behavioral/canine compulsive disorder information
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Seasonal Flank Alopecia
Not really seasonal. Just always has had thinning of the hair in the flank area. No official "diagnosis".
Morgana's Irresistible Treasure has two healthy alleles at MYO7A.
Deafness And Vestibular Syndrome Of Dobermans (DVDob, DINGS)
This disease affects the hearing and balance mechanisms of the inner ear. Affected puppies exhibit signs of vestibular disease such as mild head tilt and poor balance; these signs can often progress with age. Deafness is definitively diagnosed by auditory testing (BAER test).
DINGS is characterized by bilateral deafness and vestibular disease and is known to occur somewhat frequently in the Doberman Pinscher.
Webb et al, 2018 (In preprint)