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How to Use The HGTD: Welcome to the Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs resource. This resource is designed to improve standardization of, and access to, robust genetic testing to support health improvements and a sustainable future for healthy dogs. Here, you’ll find a wealth of information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs); genetic tests, and tests by breed. There are two major components of the HGTD: the Quality Testing Database and Genetic Counselling resources (still in development).
Peter Muir, Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, explains the genome-wide association study (GWAS) which analyzes canine disease. Muir explores the parallels of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in dogs and humans. Explore the full archive of WPT's University Place lectures online at http://wpt.org/universityplace
This article contains information from the AKC's Delegate's newsletter, Perspectives along with an article from OFA, How the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is tackling inherited disorders in the USA: Using hip and elbow dysplasia as examples. We are delighted to share an article by Dr. Jerold S. Bell, DVM along with a video presentation given on the topic, Maintaining and Improving Breeds. DWN extends our thanks to Dr. Jerold S. Bell & Edmund Dziuk for sharing with the DWN community!