The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is basically a healthy dog who, given proper care and nourishment, will live a long and active life. All breeds, however, are susceptible to inherited disease and the Wheaten is no exception. Veterinary research has identified two possibly genetically transmitted conditions which seem to have a higher than normal incidence in Wheatens; protein-losing nephropathy (PLN) and protein-losing enteropathy (PLE). Addison's Disease also occurs and renal dysplasia (RD) which has been a serious problem among Wheatens in other countries and there have been some cases of the disease in the United States. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, Inc. is sponsoring research into all of these conditions. Additional information on health testing for your Wheaten and research into various health issues can be found below.

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Articles of Interest Author Published
SCWT DNA Family Study Presentation Janet Petros 2001
Fecal Alpha1-Protease Inhibitor Activity
in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Vaden et al JVIM 2002
Inheritance of Protein-Losing Enteropathy and Nephropathy of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers Vaden, Giger, Littman, et al JVIM 2002
Scientific Abstracts on Research into PLE/PLN
in the Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Vaden ACVIM 2002
Educational Seminar (MCKC 2000):
Dr. Padgett on Canine Genetic Disease
Report by Jana Carraway (1 of 2)
Report by Jana Carraway (2 of 2)
Carraway BM 2001
Longitudinal Study of Microalbuminuria
in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers
Vaden et al JVIM 2001
General Health Survey (Texas A&M )
 —  Mail Survey
 —  Email Survey
Slater  
BM
BM
 
2000
2001
Addison's Disease or Hypoadrenocorticism Larson BM 2000
Do Food Allergies Cause PLE/PLN
in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers?
Vaden BM 1999
Questions About Diet: An Opinion Littman BM 1999
Wheaten PLE-PLN. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Veterinary Medical Forum Littman ACVIM 1999
Comments on Possible Mode of Inheritance of PLE/PLN Giger Email 1999
Protein-Losing Enteropathy and Protein-Losing Nephropathy of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers? Vaden BM 1998
Renal Dysplasia in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers Littman BM 1995
General Health Report SCWTCA Web 1995
Protein-Wasting Diseases: What To Look For Littman BM -?-?-
JVIM (Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine)
BM (Benchmarks)
ACVIM (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum)
 

 

08/25/2015


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