Give a Dog a Genome (GDG) Update

As you already know, we selected two Irish Setters with Idiopathic epilepsy to be whole genome sequenced as part of Give a Dog a Genome (GDG). The sequencing of the second dog has now been completed by the external laboratory and the data has been made available for us to

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Longevity and Mortality Paper

New Longevity and Mortality Paper Please see link to new scientific paper which is of interest to the breed. Background The domestic dog is one of the most diverse mammalian species, exhibiting wide variations in morphology, behaviour and morbidity across breeds. Therefore, it is not unexpected that breeds should also

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KC Health Test Results Sept 2018

All health test results have been supplied and reproduced by kind permission of the Kennel Club and will be updated periodically. Hip scores for Irish Setters Hip scores for Irish Setters Eye tests results for Irish Setters Irish Setter CLAD clear Irish Setter CLAD carriers Irish Setter CLAD hereditarily clear Irish

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KC Health Test Results July 2018

All health test results have been supplied and reproduced by kind permission of the Kennel Club and will be updated periodically.  Hip results for Irish Setters Elbow report for Irish Setters Eye results for Irish Setter CLAD – clear results for Irish Setter CLAD – carrier results for Irish Setters

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A big thank you

To those owners who have sent Buccal Swabs to the Helsinki Epilepsy Research Project: Another step forward has been taken in the study of canine epilepsy. In June 2015 Hannes Lohi’s team at Helsinki University published a research paper in which the team concluded that their genetic data implicated ADAM23 as a

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