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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in a Dog

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source: The Canadian Veterinary Journal

year: 2004

authors: Barrera R, Mañe C, Duran E, Vives MA, Zaragoza C


A 7-month-old, female Alaskan malamute, weighing 29.6 kg, was presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), University of Extremadura (Spain), for further evaluation of skin wounds of unknown etiology and a history of cutaneous lesions from birth. The dog had been treated previously on 4 occasions with antibiotics for gaping wounds with no apparent cause.

On clinical examination, the dog showed 2 “fish mouth” wounds in the right hind limb and neck that showed well-defined limits and a small amount of hemorrhage. The lacerations had appeared 3 and 1 d earlier, respectively, neither appeared to be painful or infected.

organization: Universidad de Extremadura

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