Canine Ectromelia

Ectromelia is a congenital absence or incomplete development of one or more long bones of the limbs. The term is also used to describe a contagious disease (mouse pox) caused by a pox virus that affects laboratory mice and may cause a necrosis of a limb, toe, tail or ear. The concept includes amelia (a birth defect marked by the absence of one or more limbs); hemimelia (a developmental defect characterized by the absence or severe shortening of the lower portion of one or more limbs); and phocomelia (a developmental defect characterized by the absence of the upper part of one or more limbs). Bithoracic ectromelia (shortened bones of the forelimbs) has been described in the English Pointer breed.




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