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Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

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About Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

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Profile Information

  • Region
    North America
  • Location
    Oregon
  • Country
    USA
  • Current Affiliation
    IPFD
  • Position / Title
    Project Director Harmonization Inititative
  • Interests
    Dog Health
    Genetics
  • Academic Credentials
    Bachelors degree
  • Expertise/Proficiencies
    Dog Health/Veterinary Medicine
    Education
    Research
    Writing/Communication
  • Specific Breed(s) of Interest
    Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Breed Club Rep; Board Member or Breeding/ Health Committee member
    No
  • Attended 3rd IDHW in Paris
    No
  • Theme attended at 3rd IDHW in Paris
    IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs

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  1. Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

    Research - Long-term impact of DNA tests on dog diseases

    2019 Lewis TW, Mellersh CS. Changes in mutation frequency of eight Mendelian inherited disorders in eight pedigree dog populations following introduction of a commercial DNA test. Plos One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209864 DNA Testing - General Subject: DNA Testing Type: Research Journal/Source: peer-reviewed research publication Authors/Researchers: University, Kennel Club (IPFD Partners); HGTD Participants Recommended For: Veterinarians, Owners/Breeders This study is one of the very few to investigate the impact of DNA testing on changing a dog population's disease risk. The research looked at determining changes in frequency of disease causing mutations (how common a mutant gene is in a population) as a result of breeding-pair selection based on DNA test results. The results indicated that there has been an overall decline in disease causing mutations in the 8 diseases in 8 breeds investigated. While the paper recognises that there can be variations in how quickly a disease is reduced or eliminated (such as breed population size), it concluded that where dog breeders appear to incorporate DNA test results as part of breeding plans, there is success in decreasing the frequency of mutation. The study looked at: prcd-PRA in Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel, HC in Staffordshire Bull Terriers, EIC in Labrador Retriever, PLL in Mini-Bull Terrier, EF and DE/CC in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, PRA rcd-4 in Gordon, and Irish Setter, and spinocerebellar ataxia in Parson Russell Terrier. Within the UK at least, this represents a spectrum of large and small breeds, and generally "known" diseases within the breeds. 2019 Lewis TW, Mellersh CS. Changes in mutation frequency of eight Mendelian inherited disorders in eight pedigree dog populations following introduction of a commercial DNA test. Plos One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209864 See also: Nearly 20 Years of DNA Testing – What Can We Learn? : IPFD CEO's blog post with discussion of wider implications of the study's approach and findings; based on Ian Seath's commentary (Dog-ED: Social Enterprise) with a breeder/health council perspective on the article above. IPFD Harmonization of Genetic Testing (HGTD) and search on the mentioned diseases for more information on the the condition, phenes, tests and more.
  2. Here we offer information for Genetic Testing Providers (GTPs) that wish to participate in the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs (HGTD).
  3. Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

    Tackling Inherited Disease

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback Janean! We really want to help the whole dog community to access useful information, and it is really helpful to us to know when it's been a benefit!
  4. Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

    Getting Started with Genetic Testing

    This introduction to genetic testing can tell you more about the different types of testing that are available, and guidance on what resources can help you find, choose, and use, the right tests for your dog.
  5. Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi

    Choosing a Genetic Test Provider

    Choosing a genetic test provider can be daunting. This short article helps you to consider what is important to you, and your dogs, in finding the right test provider for you.
  6. I am very pleased to be joining the IPFD as project manager of the Harmonization of Genetic Testing of Dogs.  With the aim of Improving standardization of, and access to, robust genetic testing to support health improvements and ensure a sustainable future for healthy dogs.”

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