Health Links

The following Basset Hound Health links are provided for information purposes only and are not meant to replace advice and care from your Veterinarian. The Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. cannot give advice or answer questions about specific health issues or concerns.  If you think your Basset Hound may have a health condition or might be sick , please contact your Veterinarian as soon as possible.


GENERAL VETERINARY INFORMATION

VetCentric.com--Veterinary Medical Encyclopedia
http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encyc.cfm

VetInfo--A Veterinary Information Site (Dogs)
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dogindex.html


GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY

Veterinary Ophthalmology Information Centre (Michael Zigler, DVM)
http://www.eyevet.org/infocentre.html

Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)
http://www.vet.purdue.edu/~yshen/cerf.html

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)
http://www.acvo.com/


GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma in Veterinary Patients (Michael Zigler, DVM)
http://www.eyevet.ca/glaucoma.html

Getting the Drop on Glaucoma: The Medical and Surgical
Management of Glaucoma, Robert J. Munger, DVM, DACVO
http://www.vin.com/mainpub/glaucoma/Glaucoma_HO.htm

What is Glaucoma? (Canine Inherited Disorders Database)
http://www.upei.ca/~cidd/Diseases/ocular%20disorders/glaucoma.htm

Glaucoma and Cataracts: Can We Eliminate Them?
(AKC CHF White Paper, Kirk N. Gelatt, VMD, March, 2000)
http://www.geocities.com/welshealth/Articles/paper002.htm

Glaucoma (Animal Eye Specialists, El Cerrito, CA)
http://home.flash.net/~anmleyz/glaucoma.htm

Glaucoma in the Flat Coated Retriever (with discussion of heritability of goniodysgenesis)
http://www.fcrsainc.org/glaucoma.html

Understanding Glaucoma in the Samoyed (and other breeds) (Kerry Meydam)
http://www.blinddogs.com/articles/glaucoma.htm


VON WILLEBRAND’S DISEASE

Basset Hounds Shouldn't Bleed (Carolyn Young)
http://www.basset.net/bleed.html

Canine von Willebrand’s Disease (VetCentric)
http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=78&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full

Interpretation of von Willebrand's Factor Antigen Testing
(Cornell Veterinary Medicine Comparative Coagulation Section)
http://web.vet.cornell.edu/public/coaglab/clinical_topics/vWD/lab_diag.htm

DNA Studies in Doberman von Willebrand's Disease (George J. Brewer/VetGen)
http://www.vetgen.com/vwdrpt.html


BASSET HOUND THROMBOPATHIA

Basset Hounds Shouldn't Bleed (Carolyn Young)
http://www.basset.net/bleed.html

Hereditary Basset Thrombopathy...25 Years Later (James L. Catalfamo, PhD and Marjory B. Brooks, DVM)
http://www.basset.net/thrombo.html


CANINE HIP DYSPLASIA

Series on Canine Hip Dysplasia (John C. Cargill, MA, MBA, MS and Susan Thorpe-Vargas, MS)
http://siriusdog.com/chd1.htm

Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Resources (Working Dogs)
http://www.workingdogs.com/doc0090.htm

OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of America)
http://www.offa.org/ofahd.html

PennHip--The University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program
http://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers/pennhip//


DEGENERATIVE DISK DISEASE

Canine Intervertebral Disk Disease (Patricia J. Luttgen, DVM, MS, prepared
for the Dachshund Club of America, Inc.)
http://www.dachshund-dca.org/diskbook.html

Intervertebral Disk Disease, Canine (Vetcentric.com)
http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=103&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full

Intervertebral Disk Disease (Long Beach Animal Hospital)
http://lbah.com/Canine/ivd.htm


ELBOW DYSPLASIA

OFA Elbow Dysplasia
http://www.offa.org/elbowinfo.html

Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Resources (Working Dogs)
http://www.workingdogs.com/doc0090.htm

Elbow Dysplasia, Part 1 (Dr. Henry DeBoer Jr.)
http://www.workingdogs.com/deboer_elbow1.htm

Elbow Dysplasia, Part 2 (Dr. Henry DeBoer Jr.)
http://www.workingdogs.com/deboer_elbow2.htm

Elbow Dysplasia (Daniel D. Lewis, DVM)
http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/sacs/Lewis/Lewis-Elbows/newpage1.htm


PANOSTEITIS

Panosteitis, Eosinophilic Panosteitis (VetCentric.com)
http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=7&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full

Panosteitis (Dr. Nicholas Trout, PetPlace.com)
http://www.petplace.com/articles/artShow.asp?artID=223

Panosteitis (Daniel A. Degner, DVM)
http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/panosteitis.htm


GASTRIC DILATATION-VOLVULUS (BLOAT)

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat) (Canine Inherited Disorders Database)
http://www.upei.ca/~cidd/Diseases/GI%20disorders/gastric%20dilatation-volvulus.htm

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Dr. Debra Primovic, PetPlace.com)
http://www.petplace.com/articles/artShow.asp?artID=173

Purdue University's Epidemiology Page on Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat)
http://www.vet.purdue.edu/epi/bloat.htm

Dog Owner's Guide: Bloat
http://www.canismajor.com/dog/bloat.html

Bloat in Dogs (contains a long list of links)
http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm


HEMORRHAGIC GASTROENTERITIS (HGE)

Canine Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (VetCentric)
http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=95&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full

Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) (Dr. Barl Spielman)
http://www.petplace.com/Articles/artPrinterFriendly.asp?all=1&artID=3872&conID=22107

Veterinary Q & A: HGE
Also know as Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (About.com)
http://vetmedicine.about.com/library/weekly/aa080301a.htm


ALLERGIES

Canine Allergies (About.com)
http://allergies.about.com/library/weekly/aa072699.htm

Atopy (Dr. Mark Thompson, PetPlace.com)
http://petplace.netscape.com/Netscape/nsArtShow.asp?artID=111

Atopy (Environmental Allergies Affecting the Skin) (Pamela Davol)
http://www.labbies.com/atopy.htm

Flea Allergy Dermatitis (Dr. Rosanna Marsalla, PetPlace.com)
http://petplace.netscape.com/Netscape/nsArtShow.asp?artID=155

Food Allergy (Dr. Rosanna Marsalla, PetPlace.com)
http://petplace.netscape.com/Netscape/nsArtShow.asp?artID=156

Allergic and Non-Allergic Food Reactions Causing Skin Diseases (Pamela Davol)
http://www.labbies.com/foodreactions.htm

Allergic Drug Reactions Affecting the Skin (Pamela Davol)
http://www.labbies.com/drugallergies.htm

Allergy Testing in Dogs (PetPlace.com)
http://petplace.netscape.com/Netscape/nsArtShow.asp?artID=2560


TICK-BORNE DISEASES

Just What Are "Tick Titers," Anyway? An Overview of Selected Tick-Borne Diseases (Celeste A. Clements, DVM) http://www.vetcentric.com/magazine/magazineArticle.cfm?ARTICLEID=875

Ticks: Anatomy, Reproduction, & Disease Transmission in Dogs (PetEducation.com) http://www.peteducation.com:80/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1588&articleid=603

Ehrlichiosis (VetCentric)
http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=6&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full

Ehrlichiosis in Dogs (Holly Frisby, DVM, MS)
http://www.peteducation.com:80/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1556&articleid=430

Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (T.Waner and S. Harrus)
http://www.ivis.org/advances/Infect_Dis_Carmichael/waner/chapter_frm.asp

Lyme Disease (VetCentric)
http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=56&COLLECTION=EncycIllness

Lyme Disease (Borreliosis) in Dogs (PetEducation.com)
http://www.peteducation.com:80/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1556&articleid=458

Lyme Borreliosis in Dogs (R.K. Straubinger)
http://www.ivis.org/advances/Infect_Dis_Carmichael/straubinger/chapter_frm.asp

Tick-borne Ehrilichiae and Rickettsiae of Dogs (A.S. Varela)
http://www.ivis.org/advances/parasit_Bowman/varela/chapter_frm.asp?LA=1

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs (Holly Frisby, DVM, MS)
http://www.peteducation.com:80/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1556&articleid=472

An Overview of Canine Babesiosis (UGA)
http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/Cleveland/

The Dog Parasite: Hepatozoan canis (Holly Frisby, DVM, MS)
http://www.peteducation.com:80/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1621&articleid=744

Hemobartonellosis in Dogs (Holly Frisby, DVM, MS)
http://www.peteducation.com:80/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1556&articleid=293