AKC Canine Health Foundation Research Update – Grant 1787
Here is the most recent research summary for Grant 1787 which the NCA Charitable Trust has co-sponsored.
The full scientific progress report has been reviewed and approved.
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On behalf of the all of us here at AKC CHF, thank you for your continued and generous support of canine health research.
Samantha Wright – Program Manager
PDF Summary – Grant 1787
Research on SAS continuing at UC-Davis by Dr. Joshua Stern
Dr. Stern and Stern Cardiac Genetics Lab continue their research into SAS in many breeds including Newfoundlands. The CTMB continues to support research in our Newfoundland dogs. His lab needs samples from clear and SAS affected Newfoundlands to continue their research. We are asking for samples to help Dr. Stern continue his research that is so important to the future health of our Newfoundlands. The criterion for sample submission follows.
Dr. Stern: The key to identifying additional mutations or disease modifier genes is to have a large sample database. Unfortunately, despite many reports of new affected dogs, I have not been receiving very many fresh samples. The following is what we need to put dogs into our research program:
1.) An EDTA (purple top blood tube – kept refrigerated after drawn) of blood (2-3ml)
2.) A 3-generation pedigree
3.) An echocardiography report from a veterinary cardiologist (this needs to include the measurements from the cardiologist)
We would love to have samples from both affected and normal Newfoundlands. If a breeder has an affected puppy and they could send closely related relatives and their respective echo reports, pedigrees and blood samples, this would also help.
For examples, if Puppy A is affected, the unaffected brother or parents would also be quite valuable for the study. However, all animals enrolled need to have items 1-3 above included with their shipment.
Samples can be shipped to:
Stern Cardiac Genetics Lab
2108 Tupper Hall
Davis CA 95616
Any questions regarding shipments, sample receipt or eligibility can be forwarded to my lab manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the lab at 530-752-4892.