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UKC CH JAZMOND CRYSTAL'S HOVIND, TT, CGC, OFA, DNA Sire: Reeves Angus Von Tasz    Dam: Hoofprint Emerald "Ashlee" Owner: Pam Hovind                 Breeder: Pam and Larry Koons September 20, 1995 – April 21, 2003 7 years 7 months
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 ?           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           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 This dog did not appear to have any of the above conditions, but I do question the thoroughness for wich they were searched. Her cause of death appeared to be complications from a pregnancy/uterine infection and ovariohysterectomy. It is possible that she had previously undetectable Addison's disease and suffered some complicationsd due to that. I also think that it is possible that she had a coagulopathy (bleeding disorder) either related to a toxin exposure or any underlying predisposition, but that would have been impossible to determine by the time the necropsy was performed. Jazmond Crystal's Hovind Interpretation of necropsy results: Unfortunately this necropsy report is not as complete in terms of all body systems as some of the others are. The focus is on the evidence of hemorrhage in multiple areas and the secondary changes to the organs post- mortem causing difficulty in any further diagnoses. There was mitral valvular endocardiosis, or evidence of bacterial infection of the mitral valve of the heart, as well as evidence of infection in the uterine stump and liver. there were also changes in the spleen consisted with blood loss. Screens for infectious/tick-borne causes were negative, including Leptospiroses, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) Babesia Canis, Ehrlichia Canis, Ehrlichia risticii, Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) Infectious Canine Hepatitis and Canine Herpesvirus. There was evidence of inhaled debris in the lungs (carbon pigment deposits in the scavenger cells of the airways) but this is an incidental finding and not likely related to an underlying lung problem or to this dog's death. While the report indicates that the most likely cause of death was sepsis secondary to uterine infection and subsequent complications, it cannot completely rule out toxin exposure or underlying bleeding disorder (coagulopathy). There are no changes noted in the gastrointestinal tract or musculoskeletal system, but I am not 100% sure that the entire musculoskeletal system was evaluated in terms of the joints and the verterbral column as there is no comment whatsoever about them.
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