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Black Hair Follicle Dysplasia

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Condition Overview

This syndrome shows up very early in a dog's life and may manifest as complete lack of hair in areas with black coloration. It can occur in dogs of any breed and in mixed breed dogs.

Symptoms

Only the areas that would have black hair are affected.

Causes

This condition is seen most in Papillons and Bearded Collies, but is not common in either breed.

Diagnosis

Only the areas that would have black hair are affected.

Treatment

There is currently no treatment for this condition.

Prevention

There is currently no prevention for this condition.

Support

Please contact your veterinarian if you suspect your pet may be facing this condition.

Show Sources & Contributors +

Sources

Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Authors: Debra M. Eldredge, Liisa D. Carlson, Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffen MD

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