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Basenji Health Information

Please keep in mind that every day more and current results will be posted. (OFA Results = 1996 - - ->1997 and going)
There is a lot of data to be processed (# 13370) and that takes a lot of my time. Newer results can change older results.

Source: The Basenji Club of America
Source: The Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA)

Basenjis are a natural breed and are relatively healthy. Like all breeds, there are disorders that may occur more often in this breed than in dogs in general, or that are uncommon but known or suspected to be inherited. When evaluating health information, it is important to distinguish between the need for concern in planning breeding and evaluating its consequences for breed health, versus the likelihood of encountering the disorder in a pet. Health testing is important for the gene pool, not just for individual dogs that will be bred, to insure we have a good handle on overall gene pool health.

A problem that is rare or that has relatively little effect on the life of most dogs with the disorder may still be extremely important to check for in breeding, since without such checks, problems may rapidly become much more common.

Below is a list of problems that are believed to have a hereditary component and are found in Basenjis. Click each item to obtain more information for both Owners and Breeders.

Fanconi Syndrome

* Fanconi Syndrome
(Total tested: 0)

Thyroid Problems

* Thyroid
(Total tested:)

Eye Health Overview

* Other Eye Anomalies (Coloboma)
(Total tested: )

* Corneal Dystrophy

* Persistent Pupillary Membrane (PPM)
(Total tested: )

* Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-BJ1)
(Total tested: 0)

Patellar Luxation

* Patellar Luxation
(Total tested:)

* Congenital Cardiac
(Total tested:)

Dysplasia Issues

* Hip Dysplasia
(Total tested: 0 )

* Elbow Dysplasia
(Total Tested: 0 )

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency — Hemolytic Anemia (HA)

* Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
(Total tested:)

* Hemolytic Anemia
Total tested: )

* Umbilical and Inguinal Hernias