Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Genetic Studies

Clinical Research in Genetics

Genotypic Dissection of Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

The purpose of this study is to identify genetic mutations that are associated with the laryngeal paralysis condition in dogs and use this information to develop a genetic test for the condition. [Laryngeal Paralysis Brochure]  [Laryngeal Paralysis Flyer]

Genotypic Dissection of Non-Contact Cruciate Rupture in Dogs

The purpose of this study is to identify genetic mutations that are associated with the cruciate rupture condition in dogs and use this information to develop a genetic test for the condition. [Cruciate Ligament Brochure]  [Cruciate Ligament Flyer]

Genetics of Fibrotic Myopathy in the German Shepherd Dog

The purpose of this study is to identify genetic mutation associated with the fibrotic myopathy condition in dogs and use this information to develop a genetic test for the condition.
Participate in the Fibrotic Myopathy Research

Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease (DSLD) in the Horse

A clinical study investigating the genetic basis for degenerative suspensory ligament disease (DSLD) in the horse. We are collecting a nasal or oral tissue swab from each study horse and isolating the DNA from these samples. The DNA will be used to perform genomic genotyping of each horse. The data will be analyzed for a genetic association with the DSLD condition.
[DLSD Brochure]
Participate In the DLSD Research

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Clinical Studies at UW Vet Care Hospital

For more information, please contact: genetics@vetmed.wisc.edu