Dogs Needed For Acquired Laryngeal Paralysis Genome-Wide Association Study
The Small Animal Neurology and General Surgery Services are looking for two groups of dogs:
- PUREBRED Labrador Retrievers AND Golden Retrievers 11.5 years old or older with no history of laryngeal paralysis.
- Any breed of dog 8 years old or older that are affected with acquired laryngeal paralysis.
Having pedigree information is appreciated as study dogs should NOT be closely related to other study dogs. Enrolled dogs will receive a free clinical examination through the Small Animal Neurology or General Surgery Service at UW Veterinary Care, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This study is looking at genetic predisposition to acquired laryngeal paralysis in Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers using genomic sequencing. It is supported by the Companion Animal Fund.
Dogs Needed For Cruciate Rupture Genome-Wide Association Study
The Small Animal Orthopaedic Service is looking for two groups of dogs:
- PUREBRED Labrador Retrievers AND Rottweilers 8 years old or older with no history of cruciate rupture.
- PUREBRED Labrador Retrievers AND Rottweilers of any age that are affected with non-contact cranial cruciate rupture.
Having pedigree information is appreciated as study dogs should NOT be closely related to other study dogs. Enrolled dogs will receive a free clinical examination and radiographic assessment.
This study is looking at genetic predisposition to non-contact cranial cruciate rupture in Labrador Retrievers and Rottweilers using genomic sequencing. This study is supported by the Morris Animal Foundation, the Marjorie Siebert Aylen Foundation, the National Labrador Retriever Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease (DSLD) in the Horse
The Large Animal Surgery Service is looking for horses to investigating the genetic basis for degenerative suspensory ligament disease (DSLD) in the horse. We are collecting a nasal or oral tissue swab from each study horse and isolating the DNA from these samples. The DNA will be used to perform genomic genotyping of each horse. The data will be analyzed for a genetic association with the DSLD condition.