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Checklist of common diseases:   Yes No Cancer           Mammary X           Hemangiosarcoma X           Other X* Testicular cancer (interstitial cell       tumor) Digestive system           EPI X           IBD X           Perianal fistulas X Endocrine System           Addison's disease X           Hypothyroidism X   Heart and Vascular system diseases                                                               X** Splenic thrombosis, may have been secondary to another disease process Immune system diseases   X Skin diseases   X Liver/Pancreatic     X*** Hepatopathy with lipidosis and   regenerative nodules Skeletal diseases           Elbow dysplasia X           Hip dysplasia X           Intervertebral disc disease X           Lumbosacral stenosis X           Panosteitis X           Spondylosis X Neurological conditions           GSD degenerative myelopathy   X Ocular diseases           Cataracts X           Pannus X           Corneal dystrophy   X Non-genetic symptoms/side effects of other conditions           Arthritis (DJD) X           Bladder atony X           Megacolon X Interpretation of necropsy results:
J-TEES PATRICK OF LADWIG Sire: Ice Castle's Schnee Kunig   Dam: Tumbledown's Jasmine Owner:  Terri Vest     Breeder: Terri Vest December 18, 1992 – November 18, 2005 12 years 11 months
The most encompassing finding is that of ankylosing spondylosis at multiple levels of the spine, causing spinal root compression and secondary neurogenic atrophy.  There were special stains performed to rule out degenerative myelopathy in this case.  There is also mild osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) in both shoulders and the left elbow.  There are no changes suggestive of elbow dysplasia.  There is no evidence of DJD or dysplasia of the hips. There is a cancer of the right testicle (interstitial cell tumor) causing secondary atrophy of the testes and prostate gland. There are changes in the liver and spleen, which are most likely age-related.  There is significant dental tartar and gum disease, which are also likely due to age.  There is no evidence of primary disease in the digestive, cardiovascular, immune or neurological systems, or in the eyes or skin.  
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