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Table 1 Peruvian Paso horses affected with DSLD

From: Degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis as a systemic disorder characterized by proteoglycan accumulation

  age, sex onset of symptoms clinical family affected legs patella heart PA aorta eyes other tissues ultrasound
1 1 y, M 6 mos four sire 4 mod ND cor + ND + both+ nuchal+ 2/2 front SLs
2 1 y, F 6 mos four sire 4 mild ND cor + ND + - nuchal, lung + 2/2 front SLs
3 18 mo M 6 mos four parents 4 mild ND ND ND ND ND nuchal+ ND
4 18 mo M 6 mos four parents 4 mod ND ND ND ND ND nuchal+ ND
5 1.5 y, M at 1 y four dam 4 mild + - + - both+ lung + 4 SLs
6 2 y, F birth four sire 4 mod ND ND ND + ND ND ¾ SLs
7 3 y, F 6 mos rear parents 4 mild + cor + ND + both + nuchal, lung + 4 SLs
8 3 y, M 1 year front legs no 4 severe ND cor + ND + ND nuchal+ ND
9 7 y, F years four dam 4 severe ND valve+ + + ND lung + 2/4 SLs
10 8 y, M years four sire, foals 1 SL exam, mod* ND ND ND ND L eye + nuchal+ 4 SLs
11 9 y, F at 9 y rear dam 4 severe ND valve+ + + ND lung + 4 SLs
12 9 y, M at 6 y four no 4 mild + cor + + + both+ - 4 SLs
13 9 y, M years fallen crest, legs dam 4 mild ND cor + ND - both + nuchal, lung + ND
14 11 y, F years four no 1 SL exam, mild* ND ND ND ND R eye + nuchal+ 2/2 hind SLs
15 15 y, F years four no 4 mod ND ND ND + ND ND 4 SLs
16 15 y, F years front foal 4 mod + cor + PA+ + both + nuchal+ ND
17 15 y, F years four sire, son 4 mod ND cor + ND + both + nuchal, shoulder+ ND
18 18 y, F years four no 1 leg exam, severe* ND ND ND ND ND ND 4 SLs
19 18 y, F years rear legs foals 4 mild ND ND ND - R eye + nuchal, lung + 4 SLs
20 21 y, M late onset four no 4 mod + cor + - - R eye + - 4 SLs
21 21 y, M years legs no 4 severe ND cor + ND + R eye + lung + 4 SLs
22 unknown unknown unknown no 4 mild ND - ND - ND - ND
  1. Age: age at necropsy; ND: not done; legs: SDFT, DDFT and SL; cor: coronary artery; PA: pulmonary artery; nuchal: nuchal ligament
  2. Mild, mod (moderate), severe: describes the average severity of pathology in examined leg tendons and ligaments; +: accumulation of proteoglycans in other tissues; -: no proteoglycan accumulation
  3. *only limited tissue was available for examination