Attention all Saint Bernard owners:  more blood samples are needed by the AKC Charitable Health Foundation. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Dr. Claire Sharp and her team at Tufts University are looking to collect blood (in EDTA anticoagulant) for the extraction of DNA from dogs that have had GDV or are from at risk breeds that have not had GDV. The DNA samples will be used for a genome wide association study in at risk breeds in order to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms that are associated with increased risk for GDV. This is part of a larger study evaluating the pathophysiology of GDV from a systems biology perspective (CHF Grant 1937-B).

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