Neonatal Interstitial Lung Disease

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This disease affects the surfactant production in the lungs, which is essential for lung function.

  • Signs and symptoms

    This disease causes fatal respiratory distress in the first days to weeks of life.

    Signs develop within the first few weeks of life.

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  • Diagnosis

    Genetic testing can diagnose this condition.

  • Treatment

    There is no treatment for this disorder.

  • What to do if your dog is at risk


    • This disease is rapidly fatal in affected puppies.

  • Genetic Information

    This mutation was first described in Airedales.

    This disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, meaning that affected dogs must have two copies of the mutation to show clinical signs.

    Gene names:

    LAMP3 ‐ chr

    Inheritance type:


  • Breeds affected

    This health condition affects the following breeds

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