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The Airedale Terrier
The following diseases are reported to occur more frequently in the Airedale Terrier than in the general dog population. In some cases the disease either has, or is believed to have, a genetic, hereditary cause but many of the diseases listed here do not have a proven genetic basis. 

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Alimentary tract diseases
This section includes diseases that involve the mouth, oesophagus (gullet), stomach, small intestine (duodenum and ileum), large intestine (colon and rectum), liver and pancreas.

Diseases involving the mouth

Diseases affecting the gullet (oesophagus)

Diseases involving the pancreas

  • Pancreatic carcinoma

Diseases affecting the small intestine

Blood diseases

  • Von Willebrand's Disease

Cardiovascular diseases

Heart valve disorders

Abnormal development of major blood vessels to the heart

Heart muscle disease


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  • Haemangioma (skin)
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Melanoma (skin)
  • Nasal cavity tumours
  • Pancreatic carcinoma

Endocrine (Hormonal) diseases

Eye diseases

Diseases of the eyeball

Diseases of the eyelids

Diseases of the third eyelid (nictitating membrane)

Diseases of the cornea

Diseases of the lens

Diseases of the Retina

  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy

Immune system diseases

Liver diseases

Nervous system diseases

  • Cerebellar degeneration
  • Cerebellar hypoplasia
  • Trembling hindlegs

Orthopaedic diseases

Respiratory diseases

Skin diseases

  • Atopy (Allergy)
  • Demodex (in adults)
  • Follicular dysplasia (flank)
  • Melanoma
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • Scrotal vascular naevus
  • Seasonal flank alopecia
  • Sebaceous adenitis
  • Skin tumours
  • Uveodermatological syndrome



  • Umbilical Hernia
  • XXX syndrome (reproductive disorder)
  • Vaginal hyperplasia

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