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(File; Fri Jan 17 08:15:00 CST 2014)
Description: Results of 2013 health concern poll.
(File; Sun Nov 21 12:31:00 CST 2010)
Description: The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.
(File; Mon Nov 15 19:29:00 CST 2010)
Description: Summaries of the presentations made at the 2007 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.
(File; Sun Nov 21 18:33:00 CST 2010)
Description: Summary of the research being done on megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus fails to function correctly.
(File; Fri Nov 19 18:52:00 CST 2010)
Description: Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.
(File; Thu Jan 20 15:10:00 CST 2011)
Description: Article topics include Major Histocompatibility Complex and Autoimmune Disease, Pug Dog Encephalitis, the 2010 President's award winners: Dr. Bill and Tina Truesdale and more
(File; Mon Nov 15 19:22:00 CST 2010)
Description: Summaries of the presentations made at the 2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.
(File; Tue Nov 16 07:43:00 CST 2010)
Description: Summaries of the presentions made at the 2002 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
(File; Fri Nov 12 09:59:00 CST 2010)
Description: Presenation summaries from the 2005 Tufts Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference.
(Web Page; Wed Aug 21 09:05:00 CDT 2019)
Addison's disease, or primary adrenocortical insufficiency, is characterized by destruction of the adrenal cortex, resulting in the inability to produce cortisone when stimulated with the hormone ACTH. In Portuguese Water Dogs (PWDs), this disease occurs with a frequency of 1-2 percent, and is a heritable autoimmune disease of low penetrance, caused by several interacting genes. Using both new and existing data, we propose to identify regions of the PWD genome that contain genes regulating the frequency of Addison's disease. Within those large regions we propose to identify the specific DNA sequence variants that are associated with Addison's. To date we have obtained DNA from about 90 Addisonian PWDs, as well as a number of unaffected PWDs, for which no family history of Addison's is reported. We have already identified two genomic regions, on canine chromosomes 12 and 37, that appear to be associated with the disease. To identify candidate genes, we will make selections using the newly available canine genome sequence, as well as the more detailed human genome sequence. Once affected gene disease frequency is identified, our long term hope is that prognostic tests can be developed that will aid breeders in selecting the most genetically compatible dogs for future
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