Dr. Michael Court at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, for whom we provide samples for his research on anesthesia sensitivities in sighthounds, is also looking into post-operative bleeding (fibrinolysis) in Greyhounds and has agreed to include Deerhounds in that study as well. To do this he needs samples. So, if you have had a dog that has bled post-operatively and fibrinolysis is suspected, we DESPERATELY need a sample from your dog. If your dog is still alive, please email Dr. Court’s lab for a cheek swab kit. Cheek swabs are easy to do at home and also easy and inexpensive to mail via regular first-class mail. If your dog is deceased, if you sent DNA to CHIC, Penn, Ohio State University, or anywhere else, please let us know via the contact form below so we can arrange to have DNA sent to Dr. Court.
Finding samples from affected dogs is tough, because so many dogs with fibrinolysis die from it, so Dr. Court is also interested in samples from first-degree relatives of dogs that bled. If you have a parent, sibling, or offspring of a dog that had suspected fibrinolysis, please contact Dr. Court for a cheek swab kit.
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