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Other Systems

This is a Other Systems condition.

Deafness and Vestibular Syndrome of Dobermans, DVDob, DINGS

What is DINGS?

This disease affects the hearing and balance mechanisms of the inner ear. Affected puppies exhibit signs of vestibular disease such as mild head tilt and poor balance; these signs can often progress with age. Deafness is definitively diagnosed by auditory testing (BAER test).

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Affected puppies exhibit signs of vestibular disease such as mild head tilt and poor balance; these signs can often progress with age.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs begin developing in puppies and worsen with age.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing, clinical signs, and BAER testing may all be used to diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

There is no treatment for this disorder.

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