Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities

09/29/2019
Breed(s): Icelandic Sheepdog, English Toy Spaniel, Keeshond, Bulldog, Basenji, Shiba Inu, French Bulldog, Norwegian Elkhound, Norwegian Buhund, Pug, Chow Chow, Boston Terrier
Sample Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: Purdue Veterinary Medicine
CHF-funded Grant: 02589

The Canine Genetics lab of Dr. Kari Ekenstedt, at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, is heading a research project involving common dog skeletal morphology. DNA samples from purebred dogs of the following breeds are needed:

  • BASENJI
  • BOSTON TERRIER
  • BULLDOG
  • CHOW CHOW
  • ENGLISH TOY SPANIEL
  • FRENCH BULLDOG
  • ICELANDIC SHEEPDOG
  • KEESHOND
  • NORWEGIAN BUHUND
  • NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND
  • PUG
  • SHIBA INU

Dogs of any age and health status qualify.

Download a study flyer here.

 

Contact Information:

Contact Dr. Dayna Dreger for more information or to submit a DNA sample
Email: ddreger@purdue.edu

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