02589: Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities

Grant Status: Open

Grant Amount: $112,993
Kari J. Ekenstedt, DVM; Purdue University
April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021
Sponsor(s): Pug Dog Club of America, Inc.
Breed(s): Bulldog, Basenji, Pug, Boston Terrier
Research Program Area: Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease

Abstract

This study will identify potential genes and risk alleles to better understand the genetic basis of canine spinal abnormalities using comparisons between affected and unaffected dogs. The identification of these genes and risk alleles will advance knowledge with an ultimate goal to develop genetic tests and/or a genetic risk model to help predict healthy spines for good health in breeds with tightly curled tails such as Pugs, French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Basenjis.

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