DNA Research on SLO - Spring 2015
BeaCon has funded a lab research project for DNA study of a small group of SLO affected Beardies and
a small group of control Beardies without SLO. The principle investigator is Dr. Anita Oberbauer at UCDavis; she
has been collecting samples, medical histories, and pedigrees for this purpose.
The project is administered by AKC CHF. $10,030 was provided by BeaCon to AKC CHF; most is for
research and the remainder is for grant administration and indirect costs.
The project should begin in the summer of 2015.
The other research on SLO is an environmental/family survey
Before starting the survey, it is suggested that you go to the survey and after entering the required
information scroll through each page of the survey to assure that you have the information available. Once "done"
is clicked at the end of the survey you cannot return to make changes or additions. You will need vaccination
record, health history, use of preventives (tick & flea) along with names of sire and dam.
Click here for details.
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Spring 2015 Newsletter coming in May.
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New open health registry report is now available
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