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11. Health Concern Database

(File; Fri Jan 17 08:15:00 CST 2014)

Name Disease Affenpinscher Club of America Afghan Hound Club of America Airedale Health Foundation Airedale Terrier Club of America Akita Club of America, Inc. Alaskan Malamute Club of America, Inc. American Beauceron Club American Belgi...

Description: Results of 2013 health concern poll.

12. Hypoglycemia Requires Quick Intervention in Toy and Small Breeds

(File; Sun Nov 21 12:31:00 CST 2010)

PURINA Pro ClubChihuahua UpdVol. 8, No. a1 ■tJune e2009Hypoglycemia Requires Quick Intervention in Toy and Small BreedsChihuahua breeder JenniferSmolarz of Chesterfield, Mich.,who breeds under the Whisperprefix, began breeding the toy br...

Description: The signs of hypoglycemia and how to react to hypoglycemic attack in dogs.

13. 2007 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Summaries

(File; Mon Nov 15 19:29:00 CST 2010)

         2007National Parent ClubCanine Health Conference      AKC Canine Health Foundation                St. Louis, MissouriOctober 19–21, 2007Table of ContentsDay One: Welcome..............................................................

Description: Summaries of the presentations made at the 2007 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

14. Megaesophagus Research Focuses on Finding a Genetic Marker

(File; Sun Nov 21 18:33:00 CST 2010)

PURINA Pro ClubGerman Shepherd Dog UpdateVol. 8, No. 1 ■ September 2009Megaesophagus Research Focuses on Finding a Genetic MarkerSheila Metz, who breeds GermanShepherd Dogs under theLindenhill prefix, learned aboutmegaesophagus when a 7-...

Description: Summary of the research being done on megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus fails to function correctly.

15. Discoveries Issue 27

(File; Fri Nov 19 18:52:00 CST 2010)

missionThe mission of theAKC Canine Health Foundationis to develop significant resourcesfor basic and applied healthprograms with emphasis oncanine genetics to improvethe quality of life for dogsand their owners.DiscoveriesMaking a Diffe...

Description: Article topics include growing smart puppies, the genetic test for Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), and more.

16. Discoveries Issue 35

(File; Thu Jan 20 15:10:00 CST 2011)

DiscoveriesIssue 35 • Winter 2011MISSIONThe Foundation is dedicated toadvancing the health of all dogsand their owners by funding soundscientific research and supportingthe dissemination of healthinformation to prevent, treat,and cure ca...

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

17. 2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference Summaries

(File; Mon Nov 15 19:22:00 CST 2010)

The American Kennel ClubCanine Health FoundationBiennial National Parent ClubCanine Health ConferenceSponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and theAmerican Kennel ClubSt. Louis, MissouriOctober 21–23, 2005Table of ContentsFriday, Oct...

Description: Summaries of the presentations made at the 2005 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

18. 2002 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium Summaries

(File; Tue Nov 16 07:43:00 CST 2010)

Dog Owners and Breeders SymposiumJuly 27, 2002University of FloridaCollege of Veterinary MedicineSponsored by*Cancer Treatment Update*Endocrine Update*Neurological Emergencies*Ten Steps to Breeding Better Dogs*Ear Disease Update*Canine P...

Description: Summaries of the presentions made at the 2002 Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

19. Tufts Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference Summaries

(File; Fri Nov 12 09:59:00 CST 2010)

September 30 – October 1, 2005Tufts' Canine and FelineThank Breeding you to our generoand us Genetics sponsorsSturbridge, MAConferenceTufts’ Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics ConferenceSturbridge, MassachusettsSeptember 30 – Oc...

Description: Presenation summaries from the 2005 Tufts Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference.

20. Identifying Genes Regulating Addison's Disease in the Portuguese Water Dog (PWD)

(Web Page; Wed Aug 21 09:05:00 CDT 2019)

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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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