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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:
Heart and Vascular system diseases
Immune system diseases
Intervertebral disc disease
GSD degenerative myelopathy
Non-genetic symptoms/side effects of other conditions
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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