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(posted Jan. 2012)
EXCITING UPDATE ON THE WOBBLERS RESEARCH AT VARI/TGEN!!!!!
The researchers at Van Andel Research Institutes and TGEN have found regions of interest in the genome (genetic changes) in Doberman Pinschers that appear to be associated with Wobblers Syndrome (Caudal Cervical Spondylopathy) in that breed!!!!
Now they are asking for more samples from Mastiffs and Great Danes that have Wobblers to compare their DNA to the DNA from the affected Doberman Pinschers!!
In a couple of weeks they will be running specialized SNIP Chips for various research projects and they would like to include more samples from Mastiffs and Great Danes with Wobblers!!!
This is an EXCITING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR MASTIFFS and I encourage everyone with a Mastiff with Wobblers to order FREE DNA Saliva Kits today and as soon as you receive them collect the sample of saliva from your affected Mastiffs and Great Danes and immediately return the kits to have them included in this important research!!!
You'll receive a submission form with the free DNA Saliva Kits and you can include the details of symptoms and diagnosis information on the form for the researchers to use when studying the data from these samples..... PLEASE HELP AND PLEASE SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT HAS A MASTIFF OR GREAT DANE WITH WOBBLERS!!!
If the Wobblers dog has already passed away, they will also accept DNA from the CHIC DNA Repository, Optigen (PRA & CMR DNA tested dogs), from other research facilities and frozen semen in order to get more samples.
The clock is ticking so please forward this information to everyone you can think of that might be willing to help and ask them to move quickly as it is very important to have more Mastiffs included in this next phase of the research!!
AND... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS ALREADY SENT IN SAMPLES FROM YOUR MASTIFFS WITH WOBBLERS!!!!! With cooperation and participating we can make things happen!!!
Click the following link to access the online submission form to order the free DNA Saliva Kits:
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