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Article on IVDD

American Veterinary Surgeons Assoc. on IVDD

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DNA Test Now Available for Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Miniature Longhaired Dachshunds

England’s Animal Health Trust recently announced the development of a DNA test for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in miniature longhaired dachshunds. An article that appeared in the March, 2005 DCA Newsletter cited the cost of the test at U.S. $40.00. Newer information which appears at the Animal Health Trust’s website indicates that the test is GBP 60.00, approximately U.S. $113.00.

More information on PRA, the test, and obtaining swabs and forms necessary for having a dog tested can be found at this link:


A study of diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hemolytic anemia in all breeds is being conducted by Dr. Wayne Potts and the University of Utah. Cheek-swab DNA samples are being collected. A form must be submitted, including a page that is to be completed by the dog’s veterinarian.

The form and all other information is available at: www.malamutehealth.org/grant305.htm

For more information on IVDD: www.dodgerslist.com

AKC Canine Health Foundation

Bloat – Purdue University
Bloat – (note: Dachshunds are a deep chested breed)

DCA Disk Booklet

Epilepsy Research – Dogs that are affected are needed!

Paralysis Research at Purdue University

Internal Medicine – American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
(links for Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology as well as Internal Med.)

Canine Eye Registration Foundation a/k/a CERF

Veterinary Ophthalmology Information Centre – Dr. Michael Zigler

Research in PRA (part of the Canine Genome Project)

Ticks & Tick Transmitted Diseases – Oklahoma State Univ.


Control of Genetic Disease – Dr. George A. Padgett, DVM

Dog Genome Project

Orthopedics Foundation for Animals (OFA)

American Veterinary Chiropractic Assoc..

National Animal Poison Control Center

Selecting Dog Food