We are happy to report that Deerhounds are now going to be included in the Tufts University Veterinary School’s Bloat Study. Here is more information about the Tufts study.
The researchers are going to use our CHIC DNA bank samples as well as accept samples from affected dogs not in the CHIC DNA bank that have had gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), otherwise known as bloat and/or gastric torsion.
If your dog has torsed and is already in the CHIC DNA bank, all you have to do is make sure that your dog’s health history has been updated to include the torsion.
If your dog’s DNA is not banked at CHIC but your dog has survived torsion, the Tufts study would really like to have a simple blood sample from your dog. Here are the instructions.
We are very excited to be included in this study and look forward to updates as the study progresses.