WUAC - World Union of Akita Clubs


Sebaceous Adenitis in the Akita

PD Dr. Ina Pfeiffer
Sara Baila cand. Dipl.-Biol.
Feb 2015

Sebaceous Adenitis (SA) in dogs is primarily an advancing inflammatory destruction of the sebaceous glands of the skin. This disease occurs in various dog-breeds with certain breeds showing a higher predisposition.

Most frequently affected are e.g. Akitas, American Akitas, Poodles, Vizslas, Samoyedes, Chow Chows and English Springer Spaniels. Furthermore cases of SA have been found in cats, rabbits, horses and humans (Bensignor & Guaguère, 2012).

Within this context, the current scientific knowledge about sebaceous adenitis, specifically in the Akita (Fig), will be discussed.