Orthopaedic patient studies at the UW Veterinary Care are done in collaboration with the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (CORL). This is a multidisciplinary research group focused on solving orthopaedic problems that affect animals and humans. CORL is located in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the laboratory’s greatest attributes is the strong collaborative relationships that exist between the laboratory, the School of Medicine and the College of Engineering. Financial support for the laboratory includes both federal and non-federal funding agencies, medical and veterinary foundations, corporate partners, and private donors. For more information, please visit www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/corl/canine-studies/
Dogs Needed For Cruciate Rupture Genome-Wide Association Study
The Genetics Service is looking for two groups of dogs:
- PUREBRED Newfoundlands 5 years old or older AND Rottweilers 8 years old or older with no history of cruciate rupture.
- PUREBRED Newfoundlands AND Rottweilers of any age that are affected with non-contact cranial cruciate rupture.
Potential study participants include those being evaluated at UW Veterinary care, live in the local area, or could otherwise travel to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Medical history and a DNA sample will be collected.
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.
This study is looking at genetic predisposition to non-contact cranial cruciate rupture in Newfoundland and Rottweilers using genomic sequencing.