The study titled “Investigation into Subclinical Diet-associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Four Dog Breeds” is progressing on schedule. Enrollment for the first part of the study is complete and we are in the midst of statistical analysis of the data in preparation for submission of a publication within the next few months. We are also following dogs enrolled at UF that have bloodwork or echocardiographic abnormalities for a year after a diet change is enacted, to determine if any of the abnormalities will improve with nutritional intervention.
We do not know if any or all of these abnormalities in these dogs are related to food and so the role of follow-up is critical to this assessment. The number of dogs being followed at this time is approximately 20% of the total enrolled at UF. We anticipate that this follow-up data will result in a 2nd publication.