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Q. One of a litter of 4 GSD pups has developed hypomeylination. Can you tell me where this comes from? Do I fix both parents? Do I euthanize the effected pup?
Hi,

One of a litter of 4 GSD pups (born 10-15-08) has developed this hypomeylination issue. My vet doesn't know much about it. Can you tell me where this comes from? Do I fix both parents and limit or not register the rest of the litter? Do I euthanize the effected pup? He is doing well except for the back end shaking.

Thanks,
Chris

A. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with this condition. A google search on hypomyelination in puppies turns up a lot of information.

From what I read, I think I would wait and see if the pup comes out of it. I WOULD NOT vaccinate this puppy!!! Vaccinations can further damage the myelin sheath and that's the last thing you want to do to this pup.

As for breeding the parents again, I probably wouldn't. The articles report that a cause is not known, but if it was me, I would not breed these two to each other again.

Cindy
  
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