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» Veterinary Notes

Relative to other purebred dogs, basset hounds are a healthy breed. However, they have a genetic predisposition to a number of disorders that one should be aware of, both as breeders and as owners of bassets. The following articles and links are of particular medical interest to basset hound fanciers.

Medical Disorders in the Basset Hound
Glaucoma in the Basset Hound (by John S. Sleasman, DVM)
Basset Hounds Shouldn't Bleed (by Carolyn Young)
Hereditary Basset Hound Thrombopathy ... 25 Years Later (by James L. Catalfamo Ph.D and Marjory B. Brooks D.V.M.)

Veterinary Information on the Web

Odie's Year with Cancer: a journal of one basset's struggle against canine lymphoma.
BHCA's list of health-related links for basset hounds is particularly useful.
A useful article on basset hound thrombopathia for the scientifically inclined.
BHCA's basset hound immunity study.

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