WSGP Cafepress Store
Check out new items added to the store including jewelry, shot glasses, ipod cases, laptop skins and more!
serving the white shepherd community since 1999
Home News Updates Contact Us Articles Breeding Data Policy Database & Submissions Finances Geneticist's Pedigrees History Links Longevity Awards Memorials Necropsy Pages Overview & Tools Privacy Policy Research Support/Donations
      Send personal donation checks              or money orders to:      White Shepherd Genetics Project      Susan Ewart, Treasurer      75 Old Albany Road      Greenfield, MA 01301
Checklist of common diseases:   Yes No Cancer           Mammary X*           Hemangiosarcoma X           Other X Digestive system           EPI X           IBD X           Perianal fistulas X Endocrine System           Addison's disease X           Hypothyroidism X   Heart and Vascular system diseases X   Immune system diseases   X Skin diseases   X Liver/Pancreatic X   Skeletal diseases           Elbow dysplasia X           Hip dysplasia X           Intervertebral disc disease X mild           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 Other *Prior history of mammary cancer, no evidence on necropsy Interpretation of necropsy results:
Content copyright 2016. White Shepherd Genetics Project. All rights reserved.
HYLOWE’S COSMIC TYGRE “TYGRE”  (White-factored) She produced three champion White Shepherds She had three champion grandkids. Sire:  Amherst’s Lake Dallas Dam:  Moonshadow’s Petra Von Hylowe Owner:  Brad and Julie Hansen Breeder:  Julie Tittl June 27, 1995 – January, 2007 11 years, 6 months
This report was received without history.  The most notable finding is extensive cellulites with malodorous exudates under a large portion of the skin.  Cellulitis is a diffuse inflammation/infection of the deep layers of the skin, and in this case there was an accumulation of pus in that space as well.  Cellulitis may develop after an insult to the skin, such as cuts, blisters, burns, insect bites, surgical sites or IV catheter insertion sites.    The only other abnormalities noted were mild arthritic changes of both femoral heads (hips) most likely due to mild hip dysplasia, and multiple large fluid-filled cysts on both ovaries.  This most likely did not contribute to Tygre’s demise.   There was no evidence of cancer currently, although it is noted on the report that Tygre had been previously diagnosed with (and likely treated for) mammary cancer.  There was no evidence of disease of the digestive system, endocrine system, heart/vascular system, immune system, liver/pancreas, neurological system, or eyes.