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Deafness in dogs and cats.

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This book is a resource on the study of different causes of deafness in dogs and cats. Topics discussed are: anatomy of the auditory system; physiology of the auditory system; forms and mechanisms of deafness; hereditary deafness; later onset deafness; brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER); other tests of auditory function; and living with a deaf dog or cat. This book is intended for veterinar...

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 53)

Hereditary deafness.

This chapter highlights that inheritance is by far the most frequent cause of deafness in dogs and cats, but not all cases, wherein deafness is associated with the genes that cause white or lightened skin and hair. The various causes of congenital deafness in dogs and cats are also presented.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Anatomy of the auditory system. Author(s): Stevens-Sparks, C. K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Physiology of the auditory system. Author(s): Strain, G. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 40) Forms and mechanisms of deafness. Author(s): Strain, G. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 70) Later onset deafness. Author(s): Strain, G. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 83) Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER). Author(s): Strain, G. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 108) Other tests of auditory function. Author(s): Strain, G. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 117) Living with a deaf dog or cat. Author(s): Strain, G. M.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937645
  • Record Number
  • 20113341824