Osteo research

Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer of dogs and, in 2006 a UK Kennel Club/British Small Animal Veterinary Association Purebred Dog Health Survey reported that it was the most common cause of death in Irish Wolfhounds.
In September 2008, the Animal Health Trust was awarded funding by the United States-based Morris Animal Foundation to undertake a study to attempt to locate inherited genetic defects that increase the risk of Irish Wolfhounds developing osteosarcoma.

IRISH WOLFHOUND OWNERS CAN HELP THIS PROJECT AS FOLLOWS BY SUBMITTING A DNA SWAB……

If your dog has a suspected osteosarcoma:

If your vet is taking a blood sample for a clinical reason, ask the vet to save a surplus http://premier-pharmacy.com sample (1 – 2ml) in an EDTA tube OR contact the AHT (details on the submission form see link below) to request a cheek swab kit.

OR ALTERNATIVELY

If your dog does not have any form of cancer (and has not had any cancer) and is at least 6 years old:

If your vet is taking a blood sample for a clinical reason, ask the vet to save a surplus sample (1 – 2ml) in an EDTA tube OR contact the AHT (details on the submission form see link below) to request a cheek swab kit please go to

http://www.iwhealthgroup.co.uk/nottingham-university.html