An article co-written by SDCA Health and Genetics Chair John Dillberger, DVM PhD, has just been published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. Entitled “Osteosarcoma Inheritance in Two Families of Scottish Deerhounds,” you can read the entire article here, or here is the plain English summary:
The Health & Genetics Committee is very excited to announce a new osteosarcoma project!
This project undertakes the very important task of seeing whether Deerhounds have any of the mutations found to date in two close relatives, the Greyhound and Irish Wolfhound, as well as Rottweilers, and lays the groundwork for future studies.
Here is the slide presentation from the health seminar on osteosarcoma at the 2015 National Specialty.
Interesting study coming out of Penn on pain management for dogs with osteo: