Golden Retriever Special Offer
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Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a disorder of skeletal muscle characterized by generalized skeletal muscle contracture, cardiac dysrhythmia, and renal failure that develops on exposure to anesthetics and muscle relaxants. It can be triggered in susceptible animals by excitement, exercise, or environmental stress. Because of this reason, this disorder is also known as “canine stress syndrome.” Malignant hyperthermia is usually fatal and no effective tratement has been developed.
Ichthyosis is a disorder characterised by an abnormal differentiation of the epidermis. Dermatological signs include a generalized scaling, initially with small to large whitish scales and progressively with blackish scales. Ichthyosis in the golden retriever has recently spread throughout the breed because of the repeated use of champions and inbred, with the frequency of the mutation now reaching 50%.
Golden retriever muscular dystrophy (GRMD) is a fatal disease characterized by degeneration of skeletal and cardiac muscle. Some severely-affected pups survive only a few days, while other dogs that survive for years with mild clinical involvement have also been documented.
Osteogenesis imperfecta Golden Retriever type (OI) is a disease characterized by extremely fragile bones and teeth. The OI phenotype ranges from mild bone fragility to perinatal death due to innumerable fractures and severe deformity.
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is an eye disorder that leads to degeneration of retinal photoreceptor cells in dogs and other pets. PRA can progress into blindness. Forms of PRA which affect Golden retrievers are PRA-PRCD, GR-PRA1 and GR-PRA2.