Copper toxicosis in Bedlington terriers
Haywood, S.; Hall, E.J.
Veterinary Record 131(12): 272-272
Copper toxicosis (CT) in the Bedlington terrier breed is an autosomal recessive disorder in which excess copper accumulates in the liver with an ensuing hepatopathy. The liver biopsy test, initially performed in young adulthood, is based on analysis of liver copper content together with a histological assessment of copper localisation and hepatocellular injury. Although largely superseded by genetic tests, it still remains today the best evaluation of phenotype.