What is Immune Mediated Disease
Immune-mediated diseases are a group of conditions that result from abnormal activity of the immune cells. Instead of protecting the body they lose the ability to recognise and fight pathogens, and so attack “self”, or they overreact, displaying an extreme inflammatory response.
What causes Immune Mediated Disease
IM Diseases arise as a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Here is a
Is the Vizsla prone to IM Disease
Yes – the Kennel Club’s Vizsla Breed Health and Conservation Plan (2021) confirms Immune Mediated Disease to be a serious breed health concern
What are the Immune Mediated Diseases to affect the Vizsla
The auto immune/immune mediated illnesses that are described on the vizsla health website have all been known to present in the breed – with an especial frequency for Vizsla Inflammatory Polymyopathy as well as atopy/allergies/intolerances, Sebaceous Adenitis, Polyarthritis and Steroid Responsive Meningitis/Arteritis. Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia and Thrombocytopaenia also seem to be over represented. Some of these conditions are life threatening