Evaluation of ultrasonography for measurement of skin thickness in Shar-Peis

Giordana Zanna, Dolors Fondevila, Lluis Ferrer, Yvonne Espada American Journal of Veterinary Research Feb 2012, Vol. 73, No. 2, Pages 220-226 Abstract Objective – To determine whether high-frequency diagnostic ultrasonography is useful for assessment of skin thickness in Shar-Peis. Animals – 10 healthy Shar-Peis and 10 healthy Beagles used as controls. Procedures – Ultrasonographic examination of the skin was performed on 4 cutaneous […]

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A novel unstable duplication upstream of HAS2 predisposes to a breed-defining skin phenotype and a periodic fever syndrome in Chinese Shar-Pei dogs

Olsson M, Meadows JR, Truvé K, Rosengren Pielberg G, Puppo F, Mauceli E, Quilez J, Tonomura N, Zanna G, Docampo MJ, Bassols A, Avery AC, Karlsson EK, Thomas A, Kastner DL, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Webster MT, Sanchez A, Hedhammar A, Remmers EF, Andersson L, Ferrer L, Tintle L, Lindblad-Toh K. PLoS Genet. 2011 Mar;7(3):e1001332. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001332. Epub 2011 Mar 17. Abstract Hereditary periodic fever syndromes are characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and inflammation with no known pathogenic or autoimmune […]

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