Project description

Keratoacanthoma refers to benign skin tumor of the hair follicles. The affected dogs are usually less than five years old when diagnosed. A dog ccan have one or several lumps, several referring to generalized form. Generalized keratoacanthoma can cause problems such as pain and inflammation to the affected dog. A higher risk for malign skin tumors have also been suggested.



Norwegian Elkhound.

Samples from keratoacanthoma affected dogs from all breeds are welcome.


Which samples are needed:

  • dogs that have been diagnosed with keratoacanthoma
  • close relatives (parents, siblings, offspring) of the affected dogs
  • healthy dogs over 6 years of age


Other information requested

  • veterinary certificates



  1. How to participate.
  2. Health surveillance questionnaire.


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