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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
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
National Animal Poison Control Center
Selecting Dog Food