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Genetic mutation in labs identified

September 25th, 2008

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a genetic mutation in Labrador retriever dogs that is highly associated with exercise-induced collapse (EIC) syndrome. The findings published this week in Nature Genetics are expected to help dog breeders gradually reduce the number of Labradors with the …

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Police dog participates in WCVM research

Utah has helped to track and capture hundreds of criminals during his career with the Winnipeg City Police. Now, the Belgian Malinois is performing another public service by taking part in research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and helping other dogs that are diagnosed with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis (DLSS). DLSS is a degenerative condition in large breed dogs …

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