Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (H.O.D.) Study

Dr. Alison Starr of Clemson University is beginning a study on Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (H.O.D.) in the Great Dane & is asking for samples from puppies who currently have H.O.D. _AND_ all dogs still living who had H.O.D. as a puppy. If we are going to solve this puzzling disease, we need the Dane community to step up and help out by volunteering their dogs, please!

What is needed?
1. BLOOD SAMPLE: 3-5 ml in EDTA (purple top) tube.
2. Veterinary records with a confirmation of diagnosis (Xrays are ideal but not necessary).
3. Pedigree & family history.

If you think you can help, please contact the researcher or myself with your information and/or your questions:

Alison Starr, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
51 New Cherry St; 319 BRC
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0318
Office: 864.656.0191
Fax: 864.656.0393

Best regards, JP Yousha
Chairman, Health and Research Committee
Great Dane Club of America
http://www.gdca.org/healthandwelfare.htm
danehealth@gdca.org
432-684-8940 (TX)

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