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Neurology

The Genetics of Canine Cerebellar Degenerative Diseases

Description:

Hereditary cerebellar degenerative diseases (also known as abiotrophies) are a relatively common problem in certain breeds of dog. This study aims to identify the genetic causes of cerebellar degeneration in different breeds of dog using a combination of linkage and association analysis.

Testing Requirement:

Blood samples are taken from affected dogs and their relatives to provide DNA for this study.

Eligibility:

Any dog diagnosed with a cerebellar degenerative disorder is eligible for this study. We are particularly interested in obtaining samples from Scottish Terriers, Gordon Setters, Labrador Retrievers and Old English Sheepdogs.

Incentive:

There is no financial incentive to take part in this study.

Contact:

Natasha Olby: 919.513.7235, email: Natasha_olby@ncsu.edu

Page last updated September 04, 2013