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Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

versión On-line ISSN 2224-9435
versión impresa ISSN 1019-9128

J. S. Afr. Vet. Assoc. vol.80 no.2 Pretoria  2009




Lymphoma in 3 related Rottweilers from a single household



R G Lobetti

Bryanston Veterinary Hospital, PO Box 67092, Bryanston, 2021 South Africa. E-mail:




Over a period of approximately 1 year, 2 sibling Rottweilers and their dam in the same household developed stage IV and stage III lymphoma, respectively. All 3 initially responded to doxorubicin chemotherapy but relapsed after approximately 3 months and were subsequently euthanased. As no obvious environmental trigger could be identified in these dogs, it is speculated that an underlying genetic predisposition could have played a role in the development of lymphoma in these related dogs.

Keywords: canine, dog, environment, familial cancer, lymphoma



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Received: December 2008
Accepted: March 2009

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