The enquiry right now is that we need a few more tail chasing bullies to complete the genetic study that we have been involved in for years. The results finally came out and point in a most interesting direction - but we are a few dogs shy of achieving statistical significance. Unfortunately, Dr Moon is no longer working at Tufts so “the BT study” is now firmly back in my lap (though Dr Moon’s contribution will always be acknowledged in academic publications to come).
I am pressing on with more case acquisitions, with the help of the club
and its membership. Thank you for your past support and offer of help
with this last drive. I believe we have enough control/normal dogs so
do not need these this time around. I am not sure how many more tail chasing
BTs samples we need to achieve the significance we are looking for. I
would guess another 20 or so might put us over the top. At that point
we will be in a position to publish our findings and will certainly share
them with you all. I think we may be close to coming up with information
that could lead to a screening test for anyone interested in eliminating
this condition from their breeding stock. The study also has translational
importance to human medicine.
BVMS DVA DACVA DACVB
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