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Skin: short-hair syndrome of silky breeds



  • Cause: Shortening of anagen phase of hair cycle.
  • Signs: normal coat of silky-coated dogs replaced by shorter hairs.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs, histopathology, rule out endocrinopathies, hair follicle dysplasias and congenital and psychogenic alopecias.
  • Treatment: none.



  • Unknown, ?shortening of anagen phase of hair cycle.


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Further Reading


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Other sources of information

  • Muller G Het al(1995)Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology.5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. pp 730-731.
  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (1995)Small Animal Dermatology.5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 4850 9.
  • Yager J A & Wilcock B P (1994)Color Atlas and Text of Surgical Pathology of the Dog and Cat.London: Wolfe Publishing, Mosby Year Book Europe. ISBN 0 7234 1827 6.
  • Gross T L, Irkhe P J & Walder E J (1992)Veterinary Dermatopathology.St Louis: Mosby Year Book. ISBN 0 8016 5809 8.

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