OMIA:000157-9940 : Intervertebral disc disease in Ovis aries (sheep)

In other species: crab-eating macaque , Rhesus monkey , dog , domestic cat , lion , tiger , horse , taurine cattle , rabbit

Categories: Skeleton phene (incl. short stature & teeth)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Also known as calcification of intervertebral discs.

Species-specific description: Sheep models of intervertebral disc disease have been artificially created by creating lesions in the outer, anterior annulus.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:000157-9940: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


2023 Alini, M., Diwan, A.D., Erwin, W.M., Little, C.B., Melrose, J. :
An update on animal models of intervertebral disc degeneration and low back pain: Exploring the potential of artificial intelligence to improve research analysis and development of prospective therapeutics. JOR Spine 6:e1230, 2023. Pubmed reference: 36994457. DOI: 10.1002/jsp2.1230.

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  • Created by Imke Tammen2 on 31 Mar 2023
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 31 Mar 2023