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Abstract

Studies were carried out with 44 Dachshunds reared and kept under identical conditions. Eleven extreme dapples with a cutaneous depigmentation greater than 50% (homozygous merle, MM) showed severe defects in various forms; microphthalmia and microcornea, microcoria and corectopia, cataracts and...

Author(s)
Dausch, D.; Wegner, W.; Michaelis, M.; Reetz, I.
Citation
Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 1977, 84, 12, pp 468-475
Abstract

Microphthalmia and multiple colobomas were detected in 45 Australian Shepherd dogs. The ocular anomalies and percentage of affected dogs with a particular anomaly included microphthalmia (100%); microcornea (100%), and heterochromia irides with dyscoria and corectopia (100%). In affected eyes,...

Author(s)
Gelatt, K. N.; McGill, L. D.
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1973, 162, No.5, pp 393-396
Abstract

The merle syndrome (an incomplete dominant depigmentation anomaly) was studied in 44 Dachshunds, including 11 homozygous and 20 heterozygous merle animals. The homozygotes showed various severe eye defects: microphthalmia and microcornea, microcoria and corectopia, cataracts and colobomas, and...

Author(s)
Dausch, D.; Wegner, W.; Michaelis, W.; Reetz, I.
Citation
Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur Klinische und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie, 1978, 206, 2, pp 135-150