DNA Testing available for miniature poodle osteochondrodysplasia
(under FCI: dwarf poodles)
Dr. Mark Neff and his team of the Program for Canine Health and
Performance, recently identified the mutation for Miniature
This inherited recessive disorder is commonly referred to as 'dwarf' dogs
in the USA, but involves much more than short stature - in
addition to stunted growth, affected dogs often exhibit
misshapen limbs and abnormal structure and movement.
The findings for this study are reported in the journal PLoS ONE and can
be downloaded at no cost at the PLoS journal site:
In an effort to give back to the Poodle community whom enabled this work
by generously contributing DNA samples and expertise -- the Neff
lab has supported testing with the new charitable organization:
ProjectDog supports this philosophy -- DNA testing should be fast,
high-quality, affordable and easily accessible. Research
supported by owners and breeders should benefit the same owners
and breeders -- and continue to be applied to the development of
new tests for better canine health.
For a trial period, projectDOG is offering non-profit DNA testing.
A voluntary nominal donation is being requested for cover the
cost of testing and any additional donations are directly
applied to canine health research. The more dogs tested, the
more researches are informed on this disorder and similar
Show your support of affordable, easy access DNA testing and contribute
to continuing genetic research for Poodles -- we invite you to
visit projectDOG now to have your dog tested...
Please visit the projectDOG website and choose non-profit DNA testing for
the Miniature Poodle test.
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