Prekallikrein deficiency is a rare inherited blood disorder affecting dogs that increases the time for blood to clot. Does not nessesarily impact lifespan.
Prekallikrein (PK) deficiency is an uncommon disorder in dogs... we describe a case of a dog that was referred for neurological defects and had a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and normal prothrombin time (PT) with no hemostatic defects. By using human PK-deficient plasma, the dog was diagnosed to have PK deficiency. (From Okawa et al, 2011)
Okawa, T., Yanase, T., Shimokawa Miyama, T., Hiraoka, H., Baba, K., Tani, K., Okuda, M., Mizuno, T. : Prekallikrein deficiency in a dog. J Vet Med Sci 73:107-11, 2011. Pubmed reference: 20736516.
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The HGTD genetic counselling resources index link above and links below provide access to basic introductory articles on genetics, articles on application of genetics in breed health management and advanced work in technical genetics research. Breed-specific information is also available in DWN's Pedigreed Dogs Database.