Inheritance of disc calcification in the dachshund.

  title={Inheritance of disc calcification in the dachshund.},
  author={Vibeke Fr\okjaer Jensen and Knud A Christensen},
  journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. A, Physiology, pathology, clinical medicine},
  volume={47 6},
The occurrence of intervertebral disc calcification was investigated by conventional spinal radiography in eight families of wirehaired dachshunds, with each family comprising one sire, two dams and one litter from each dam. Each offspring was examined radiographically once at 24-35 months of age. The occurrence of disc calcification was rated according to four different scales. A strong correlation was found in the occurrence of disc calcification between offspring and mean parent (P < 0.001… CONTINUE READING

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