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Research Update Mid-year 2 CHF 02428: Identifying the Disease-Defining Autoantibodies in Canine Addison’s Disease

During the initial 1.5 years of this project, we focused our efforts on sample collection across our three target breeds (Standard Poodles, Portuguese Water Dogs, English Cocker Spaniels). We have collected nearly all the required samples from Standard Poodles and Portuguese Water Dogs. Currently, we are focusing our efforts on increasing the number of English Cocker Spaniels we have enrolled in the study. We are also actively recruiting newly diagnosed patients across all three breeds through many online resources.

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Research Update CHF-02403-MOU End Yr-2: Microphthalmia and Delayed Growth Syndrome in the Portuguese Water Dog (Puppy Eye Syndrome)

Dr. Casal and her fellow researchers at UPENN are pleased to report their data now provides them with a marker test for Puppy Eye Syndrome. UPENN will be able to offer this gene test to breeders the beginning of 2020. Prices will be announced before the end of the year.

Additional details of this exciting development in their work are provided in their end-year 2 research update.

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