Has your Dachshund undergone an operation for a herniated disc?
They are looking for dogs of any variety that have undergone back surgery for herniated discs in the lumbar spine in the age range 4-8 (although the dogs may be older now).
If you have a Dachshund who could help in this research, please contact Gina Salisbury who is coordinating the sample collection on behalf of the Health Sub-committee. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01425 476826
The research will follow-up on work already done in Scandinavia which has identified an area of Chromosome 12 which appears to correlate with disc calcifications. It may therefore be possible to use this as a risk indicator as earlier research has show correlations between calcifications and IVDD.
In order to help cover costs, if you feel you are able to make a donation of £10 to the Animal Health Trust to cover the cost of swab kits, that would be very much appreciated.along with your “Affected” sample.