Protein-losing enteropathy in the Lundehund
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2008
© 1977 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 11–23, January 1977
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FlesjÅ, K. and Yri, T. (1977), Protein-losing enteropathy in the Lundehund. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 18: 11–23. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.1977.tb05819.x
- Issue published online: 24 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2008
Protein-losing enteropathy in the Lundehund, a possible hereditary disease, characterized clinically by intermittent diarrhoea, vomiting, wasting, ascites and oedema, is described. Serum examinations revealed low values of protein and calcium.
Post-mortem changes consisted of thickened duodenal and jejunal mucosa with blunt, short, anastomosing villi and plasma cell infiltration. Distended lacteals and dilated cystic glands were found together with elongated ducts, lymphangiectasis and ascites.
Aetiological mechanisms are discussed.