02805-E: Review of the Current State of Canine Genetic Testing - A Living Resource

Grant Status: Open

Grant Amount: $22,485
Anita Oberbauer, PhD; University of California, Davis
January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Sponsor(s): Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: General Canine Health
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The investigators will generate a concise, yet comprehensive, document to introduce the concepts of canine genetics and address the specifics and nuances of genetic testing as it applies to the dog. The document will provide the necessary background information for those less familiar with the topics and serve as a refresher for readers more knowledgeable in genetic concepts, how they apply to breeding and testing decisions for both individual dogs and the breed population as a whole. From that basis, a more in-depth presentation on the applications of genetic testing will be developed. The objective is to create a document having broad utility across the spectrum of the purpose-bred dog. This resource will compile information in an easily accessible format to be widely shared and will contain links to external modules to better demonstrate and visualize the concepts presented. The document will also have links to published material to allow a reader to go into greater depth if desired. Designed as a “living” document, this resource will allow for rapid updates as new information becomes available. This project also includes 2020 Clinician-Scientist Fellow, Dr. Liza Gershony.

Collaborative funding for this project is provided by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and AKC Canine Health Foundation.


Belanger, J. M., Famula, T. R., Gershony, L. C., Palij, M. K., & Oberbauer, A. M. (2020). Genome-wide association analysis of idiopathic epilepsy in the Belgian Shepherd. Canine Medicine and Genetics, 7(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40575-020-00091-x

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