Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities
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:
- BOSTON TERRIER
- CHOW CHOW
- ENGLISH TOY SPANIEL
- FRENCH BULLDOG
- ICELANDIC SHEEPDOG
- NORWEGIAN BUHUND
- NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND
- SHIBA INU
Dogs of any age and health status qualify.
Download a study flyer here.
Contact Dr. Dayna Dreger for more information or to submit a DNA sample
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.