Immunoprofiling to Combat Canine Immune Thrombocytopenia

Breed(s): Cocker Spaniel, Old English Sheepdog, English Cocker Spaniel
Sample Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: Cornell University and Iowa State University
CHF-funded Grant: 02536-MOU

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP, sometimes known as “thrombo”) causes spontaneous bleeding because the body destroys its own blood platelets. Our goal is to identify immune and genetic factors that cause ITP so that we can improve disease diagnosis and treatment. Your canine senior citizen can help us accomplish these goals.

Participation Requirements:

Old English Sheepdogs (at least 10 years old) with no prior history of blood disorders. - More information
Cocker Spaniels (at least 15 years old) with no prior history of blood disorders. - More information

Owner Responsibilities:

EDTA blood sample
Bleeding history questionnaire
Client consent form

Geographic Location:

  • Colorado State University [Fort Collins, CO]
  • Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners Northfield [Northfield, IL]
  • Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center [Gilbert, AZ]
  • Red Bank Veterinary Hospital [Tinton Falls, NJ]
  • Cornell University [Ithaca, NY]
  • Cornell University Veterinary Specialists [Stamford, CT]
  • Iowa State University
  • Oradell Animal Hospital [Paramus, NJ]
  • Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services [Rochester, NY]

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Contact Information:

Name: Dr. Marjory Brooks
Phone: 607-253-3648

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