(This entire article can be read by going to the website for the University of Pennsylvannia: School of Veterinary Medicine – Department of Clinical Studies, Philadelphia.
Description: Several hereditary bleeding disorders have been identified in many different canine breeds and involve clotting (coagulation) factor deficiencies, platelet disorders, and von Willebrand disease. Coagulation factor XI (FXI) deficiency in the Kerry Blue Terrier breed was first described in the 80′s (Knowler C, Giger U, Dodds WJ, Brooks M, JAVMA, 205: 1557, 1994). Since then affected dogs have been recognized on a regular basis, but the distribution and frequency of this bleeding disorder is unknown in Kerry Blue Terriers. The defect is inherited by an autosomal trait with dogs homozygous and possibly heterozygous having an excessive bleeding tendency. Very recently the mutation causing FXI deficiency in Kerry Blue Terriers has been identified at the University of Pennsylvania now offering the opportunity to screen animals in the breed at risk for this mutation.
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