Portuguese Water Dog Syndromic Ocular Disease (Microphthalmia)

Breed(s): Portuguese Water Dog
Sample Type: DNA Sample
Study Location: University of Pennsylvania
CHF-funded Grant: 02403-MOU

The goals of this investigation are to better characterize the clinical syndrome seen in Portuguese Water Dogs, confirm a suspected mode of inheritance, obtain additional samples for investigation into the genetic mutation, and develop a mutation based, genetic test for breeders to eliminate this syndrome from the Portuguese Water Dog breed.

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Drs. Magi Casal & Cynthia O'Connor
PWD Microphthalmia DNA Submission
Section of Medical Genetics, Room 4033 VHUP
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010

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