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can animals get down syndrome?

and born with things wrong with it, like sometimes humans do?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Don't know if it would be downs but they can be born with things. I've got a disabled cat. She was going to be put down by a vet when she went to have her first jab cos he said she was a freak. She's got a curly tail like a pig and never grew properly she also holds her head to one side cos she is deaf in one ear so she holds the ear she can hear out of up. She's totally healthy, eats and plays. But she does have a bit of brain damage, she can only roll one way to clean herself, she can't get up if she goes the other way and she doesn't have any control over her tail she don't swish it or anything. Bt she's not in any pain and lives a happy life. She's 4 next year.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The chromosomes that cause downs syndrome only exist in humans. However if an animal did get downs syndrome, it would likely not survive as they have to fend for themselves, find food, warmth etc therefore it would not be given the chance to produce offspring and cannot progress through another generation, the only reason humans with downs survive is because they have other humans who care for them.

    Hope this helps!

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  • 1 decade ago

    No

    Downs Syndromes technical name is Trisomy 21.

    This means that there is an extra 21st chromosome and this applies only to humans.

    Animals are different and have different amounts of chromosomes. If an animal had an extra 21st chromosome ultimately the physiological effects would be difference and the overall symptoms would be nothing like what you see in a human

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  • 1 decade ago

    Animals can be born with genetic defects. However, Downs syndrome is a defect in human chromosomes and therefore they can't be born with exactly the same condition.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They can have an extra chromosome and have something similar, but it won't be identical because their chromosomes are different. Researchers recently found a way to breed a mouse with an extra chromosome to do Down syndrome research.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Since Downs Syndrome is the result of an extra chromosome I guess it is possible.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    OMG I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT.

    UR LIKE A GENIUS

    like omg.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dunno about Downs. They don't survive with other stuff.

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