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Vitamin D-resistant Rickets


Relevance Rating: The test is unknown, there is no evidence (i.e. research) available, or it has not been evaluated yet. These tests may or may not be meaningful for these breeds


Disease Name
Vitamin D-resistant Rickets
Test Type
Genetic Disease/Disorder
Hereditary Rickets is present from birth, with signs becoming apparent with age, including hair loss, pups that tire easily, intermittent lameness and progressive bowing of the legs. Eventually can lead to bone weakness and breakage.
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Responsible for hereditary 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D-Resistant Rickets
LeVine, DN., Zhou, Y., Ghiloni, RJ., Fields, EL., Birkenheuer, AJ., Gookin, JL., Roberston, ID., Malloy, PJ., Feldman, D. : Hereditary 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D-resistant rickets in a Pomeranian dog caused by a novel mutation in the vitamin D receptor gene. J Vet Intern Med 23:1278-83, 2009. Pubmed reference: 19909429. DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0405.x.
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