FINAL update from Dr. Arenas indicating a potential vaccine for canine brucellosis has been developed and tested in the laboratory on blood samples. The next step to get this vaccine to market would be to test on actual live dogs.
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.
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.
Research update of Dr. Mansfield’s research looking at intestinal bacteria in dogs with IBD.
Research update for scientific investigation of Diet-Associated dilated cardiomyopathy.
Research update for improving diagnostics for Tick-Borne Disease with genetic sequencing.
Research update for improving diagnostics for Tick-Borne Disease.
Research update from Dr. Breitschwerdt looking at the potential role of the Tick-Borne bacterial infection, bartonella in the initiation and/or progression of hemangiosarcoma.
Research update from Dr. Nicola Mason to profile lymphoma and enable targeted therapy.
Research Update from Dr. Petersen into Tick-Borne Disease.