Research

Previously funded studies appear chronologically, with the most recent appearing first.

  • Preclinical Detection of Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease) in Dogs

    Development and Evaluation of Laboratory Techniques for the Diagnosis of Immune-Mediated Canine Adrenal Disease Addison’s disease in the dog has been well studied. It is very similar to the disease in humans. Signs include anorexia, vomiting, weakness, pain, diarrhea, lethargy, the inability to handle stress, and, in severe cases, cardiac arrest. Since there is no […]
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  • Characterizing the Inheritance of Addison’s Disease and Linked DNA Markers

    Addison’s disease is a late onset disorder caused by the deterioration of the adrenal gland. Addison’s occurs in the domestic dog at approximately 0.1 percent, with some breeds showing a greater prevalence. Notably, the Bearded Collie, the West Highland White Terrier, the Standard Poodle, the Portuguese Water Dog, and the Leonberger are considered to have […]
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  • Genotypic and Phenotypic Dissection of Canine Hip Dysplasia

    A pedigree based on greyhounds and dysplastic Labrador Retrievers will be expanded to find genetic markers associated with the genetic mutations that cause hip dysplasia (HD). Several measures of the inherited traits of the dysplastic hip, age, distraction index, dorsolateral subluxation score and Orthopedic Foundation for Animals hip score, will be used to maximize the […]
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