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07-08-2010 02:02 PM
dobes4us Just was notified by another member (thanks dobesanddragons!!) about the study and sent an email just now. Chessie has CAH and we would be happy to help!!!
07-07-2010 10:15 PM
dragonman Drago's blood is on its way via fedex. They should have it Friday.
07-07-2010 11:15 AM
Luvbirds Petey's kit is here....now to find the 30 seconds it takes to do the test!
07-07-2010 11:05 AM
Murreydobe
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Originally Posted by dragonman View Post
Well Drago has a recheck for his liver disease this morning actually. So I've got the paperwork to submit him with a blood draw today. I'm always happy to help future successful research on doberman health. I hope they find something.
Great!

My kits are ready for me to take to the PO today.



07-07-2010 10:54 AM
dragonman Well Drago has a recheck for his liver disease this morning actually. So I've got the paperwork to submit him with a blood draw today. I'm always happy to help future successful research on doberman health. I hope they find something.
07-07-2010 09:56 AM
lolonurse They told me they would love to have samples from my dogs - maybe as controls?. I received my package yesterday.
07-07-2010 06:23 AM
dragonflyz
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Originally Posted by txsaphire View Post
There is a 4 1/2 month blue female on the Distinguished Doberman Rescue site that has Wobbler's. I believe Dragonflyz volunteers there.

I will also give this post to my vet because she has a large doberman clientele.
The little Blue Girl has been adopted so we no longer have her, but do they need control dogs? I would be glad to send a kit in from Tango?
07-07-2010 02:11 AM
Dobesanddragons
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Originally Posted by Murreydobe View Post
Just talked to Elissa on the phone-she's sending kits to me this week for Razzle (CAH) and Connor, who's going to be a control dog.

I'm going to send a link to this message to Dragonman, whose boy Drago also has liver disease. I think we have at least one other person on this board whose dog has CAH, I hope they also will participate, as will anyone else whose dog has DCM, CVI, or cancer.
I am so excited about this research. My last boy passed of CAH (he was also occult DCM).
The other person that I know of on this board is Dobes4us. I will send her a PM to this thread.
07-07-2010 01:43 AM
dragonman Hmm just saw this. I will call tomorrow about Drago's inclusion in the liver disease trial. He has his DNA at OFA as well but I can get a sample drawn if necessary.

Thanks, Tracy
07-03-2010 07:55 AM
Miesha's mom Due to the recent turn of events I plan on calling on tuesday to ask if Miesha would be a good canidate... or if they would want to wait until I get a formal diagnosis from Cornell...
06-28-2010 10:11 AM
Murreydobe Just talked to Elissa on the phone-she's sending kits to me this week for Razzle (CAH) and Connor, who's going to be a control dog.

I'm going to send a link to this message to Dragonman, whose boy Drago also has liver disease. I think we have at least one other person on this board whose dog has CAH, I hope they also will participate, as will anyone else whose dog has DCM, CVI, or cancer.



06-28-2010 12:03 AM
EmilyB My osteo dog Priscilla is in Canada, usually that is a problem....sigh...but I will contact her.
06-27-2010 09:59 PM
doberkim Rah's sample went in the mail this past week!
06-27-2010 08:20 PM
Luvbirds Just seeing this today.....I will do it too.
06-27-2010 08:04 PM
Murreydobe Here's an update email. Note that they've opened research to add a fourth disease, so now need 40 dna samples from dobermans who've been diagnosed with liver disease. Since Razzle falls into that liver disease category, I'll be contacting them tomorrow to get a sample kit, so we can do our bit.

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Doberman owners rock! *We are very impressed with Doberman owners,* say researchers at the Institutes who report there have been many requests for sample submission kits and samples are coming in almost daily. (And, quite a number of people have volunteered that they *don't need confidentiality* for their specimens/identity.)

Here are some important updates to the recent call for saliva/blood samples for DNA research on Doberman diseases.

1. A fourth breed associated condition has been included for DNA research if sufficient specimens are received. 40 samples (saliva, or blood *if* owners are able) from dogs afflicted with Doberman liver disease are needed to undertake DNA evaluation of this disease. It is hoped that Dobe owners will be as forthcoming for this condition as they are being for DCM, wobblers and cancer.

2. Some have asked if there is a cutoff date for sample submission. While there is no cutoff date at this time, the researchers are extremely eager to have DNA evaluation of these 4 breed associated conditions underway. In fact, they are hoping to be able to have at least some preliminary results as early as August, and definitely before National. In order to do this, they must receive the needed number of samples very soon. The faster we get Doberman samples in to them, the faster research can progress. So please contact them TODAY to request your free submission kit. Please collect your sample(s) and get them on their way to the Institutes ASAP!

Once I learn the number of samples already received for each disease I will report that information. In the meantime remember, YOUR dog's sample is important. Also, the greater the number of samples, the greater the accuracy of research results. Lastly, keep in mind- the funding (your taxpayer dollars at work) is presently there for this research- once it is used and gone, it is gone. So let's please avail ourselves of this wonderful opportunity to help our breed, now!

3. Re: samples from DOGS WITH CANCER, there is a new development. Many dogs of many breeds are affected by lymphoma and osteosarcoma but *relatively* fewer suffer from MELANOMA. In order for a dog breed to be selected as a model for study of a particular type of cancer, thus to *go to the top of the line in terms of study*, a minimum of 25 saliva samples (or blood *if* possible) from affected dogs of that breed are needed. We are already on our way to the original 10 sample requested. Eligible dogs can have malignant or benign melanoma, and they can have had melanoma in the past but been successfully treated for same and not presently have cancer. If your Doberman has or ever has had melanoma, Please submit a sample on him or her now.

4. Many Dobe owners whose dogs donated blood in the past to our DNA blood bank have already been in touch w/ Mr. Dziuk w/ OFA as requested to update their donor dog's health status. He asks that anyone who has not yet done so, please contact him now at [email protected] Thank you.

For saliva submission kits (+/- info. on submitting blood) for Dobermans with cancer, DCM, wobblers or Doberman liver disease, please contact with the number of kits you need, your mailing address and phone:

DNA Collections c/o Elissa Boguslawski

[email protected]

616-234-5561



Please contact me with any questions. Thank you very much,

Kathy Davieds DVM


Remember:
1. Blood samples are also very desirable from dogs diagnosed with any of the above conditions (desirable but not required). If you are willing to take the extra step of providing a blood sample from your dog, the Institutes will reimburse your veterinarian $10 for the blood draw procedure AND provide you with a FedEx account number to completely cover the cost of shipping the sample in. Simply indicate when you contact Elissa that you need the info. on how to submit a blood sample.

2. Dogs diagnosed with more than one of these diseases ARE eligible to participate; owners should simply note this on the submission form. Also, if your dog has other health issues besides these three conditions they too can participate.


***NO COST

***COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL (switched over into code upon receipt at lab)


***PLEASE CROSSPOST***


_______________________________________________



06-16-2010 03:06 PM
doberkim Yes, I emailed her and got a few responses. I'm currently waiting for my kit - as are some other people I know. If you haven't gotten a response, I'd email again.
06-16-2010 08:55 AM
Motomutt
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Originally Posted by doberkim View Post
I had already contacted her - but it may be even easier, since Rah is already banked with the OFA!!!! So I've contacted the OFA as well to update them fully on his complete diagnosis Need to find out when I can bank Berlin as well...
Has anyone that has contacted the study received a response? I had emailed her on 6/10/2010 and have not heard a response.
06-10-2010 03:52 PM
doberkim Just to clarify, I'm not sure why the OFA database is brought up in the original post, because she does NOT want to access this database and wants her own collection of DNA, so while I have already updated OFA with the diseases that my dog they have banked is afflicted with, she will still want her own separate sampling taken.
06-10-2010 02:48 PM
greenkouki
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Originally Posted by wantsaDobe View Post
Sticky please.
Great Idea!
06-10-2010 02:33 PM
wantsaDobe Sticky please.
06-10-2010 02:11 PM
txsaphire
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Originally Posted by ellenm View Post
Sounds like they need saliva and/or blood samples.

Isn't there someone here who had an osteo girl leg amputation recently? (brain freeze on her name.)
EmilyB
06-10-2010 12:34 PM
ellenm Sounds like they need saliva and/or blood samples.

Isn't there someone here who had an osteo girl leg amputation recently? (brain freeze on her name.)
06-10-2010 12:27 PM
RedFawnRising I don't suppose they could use hair samples from deceased dogs, could they?



06-10-2010 11:18 AM
ellenm I just opened my DPCA email murreydobe....and thought how wonderful to have more research for our babies! Let's pray with all these samples of diagnosed dogs, they are able to pinpoint the dna culprit asap!

Thanks for posting this!

***Maybe have a mod add to the title...samples needed from wobbler, cardio and cancer stricken dogs now!
06-10-2010 09:09 AM
txsaphire There is a 4 1/2 month blue female on the Distinguished Doberman Rescue site that has Wobbler's. I believe Dragonflyz volunteers there.

I will also give this post to my vet because she has a large doberman clientele.
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