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Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome

PARKER FORD, PA, February 1, 2017 – The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation is pleased to announce we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) along with the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America to collaborate with AKC CHF to jointly fund research at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) – Section of Medical Genetics, Pediatrics and Reproduction to better characterize the clinical disorder of syndromic microphthalmia and delayed growth seen in the PWD, commonly known in our breed as Puppy Eye Syndrome (PES). Continue reading “Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome”

Update End-Year 2 (Final)- Health Implication of Early Spay Neuter

Summary: Final update on findings at the end-year 2 in a study to develop a generalized understanding of the impact of early spay and neuter on disease risk in dogs. The goal of this project was to evaluate, using one consistent and uniform database at their large veterinary medical center (UC Davis). This update provides conclusions for several medium-to-large breed dogs regarding the impact of early spay/neuter on cancer and musculoskeletal risks. Several additional breeds were evaluated since last update. Additionally, several small breeds were evaluated determining negligible risk with early spay/neuter. Findings indicate risk vary from breed to breed.

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Research Update End-Year 2 for Biomarker to Detect Lymphoma Risk, Classify for Treatment and Predict Risk

End-year 2 update of Dr. Jeffery Bryan’s research to discover biomarkers for detection, classification, and treatment of B-cell lymphoma. Progress continues in the researcher’s efforts into this population of B cell lymphomas similar to the aggressive form seen in humans.

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Update Mid-Year 2- Health Implication of Early Spay Neuter

Update on findings at the mid-year 2 in a study to develop a  generalized understanding of the impact of early spay and neuter on disease risk in dogs. The goal of this project is to evaluate, using one consistent and uniform database at their large veterinary medical center (UC Davis). This update provides conclusions for several medium-to-large breed dogs regarding the impact of early spay/neuter on cancer and musculoskeletal risks. Additionally, several small breeds were evaluated determining negligible risk with early spay/neuter.Findings indicate risk vary from breed to breed.
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