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DNA MARKER HAS BEEN DISCOVERED FOR BLOAT/TORSION



 
 
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Old February 18th 07, 12:50 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
diddy
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Default DNA MARKER HAS BEEN DISCOVERED FOR BLOAT/TORSION


Please pass this along to all GSD Owners/Breeders you know
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PLEASE CROSSPOST To anyone who may have GSDs or clients with GSDs

!!!ATTENTION BREEDERS!!!
DNA MARKER HAS BEEN DISCOVERED FOR BLOAT/TORSION

While that day has not come yet, the owners of German Shepherd dogs
have the rare opportunity to help make this dream come true.

In the February 2007 issue of the REVIEW, an article appeared written
by Dr Mathew T. Pletcher of The Scripps Research Institute. Dr.
Pletcher is conducting a research project on the behavioral genetics
in herding dogs. While watching our dogs in the pen with sheep,
haven't most of us asked ourselves "how do they know how to do that?"
How does that instinct survive generations without practice?
Fascinating subject.

In addition, Dr. Pletcher has agreed to add a component to his
research. He has agreed to look for a DNA marker for bloat/torsion. In
GERMAN SHEPHERDS! What does this mean for our dogs? The rare
opportunity to find a DNA marker specific to our breed. A marker will
allow breeders to breed away from this disease, eventually eradicating
it all together.

How do you participate? If you have a dog that has survived
bloat/torsion or has had a relative (dead or alive) bloat/torsion
contact Dr Pletcher or his assistant Laura Schultz. Have a 5
Generation pedigree available to send with the blood sample and
medical history on your dog and their relatives, as much as you know.
Then make an appointment with your Vet for a blood draw. The Scripps
Research Institute does not charge for your participation.
Please also note that all information is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. The
names of dogs or owners are not released to anyone.

Information for your Vet:
5ml blood in an EDTA tube marked with the Dog's name, AKC #, Breed,
Sex. If the dog has been sick (even if healthy now please include any
diagnostic tests. Send samples to

Dr. Mathew T Pletcher
The Scripps Research Institute - Florida
Building RF-1 Room 110
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
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Old February 18th 07, 04:22 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Robin Nuttall
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Default DNA MARKER HAS BEEN DISCOVERED FOR BLOAT/TORSION

diddy wrote:


In addition, Dr. Pletcher has agreed to add a component to his
research. He has agreed to look for a DNA marker for bloat/torsion. In
GERMAN SHEPHERDS! What does this mean for our dogs? The rare
opportunity to find a DNA marker specific to our breed. A marker will
allow breeders to breed away from this disease, eventually eradicating
it all together.


Okay, the headline on the post is quite misleading. No, the DNA marker
has not been found, someone is going to look for it. Which could take
years. Big, big diff.

 




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