CGAP/UC DAVIS CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

Dear Owners, as these uncertain times keep changing so quickly, we ask that you please hold off on sending blood samples to our lab for the Canine Genetic Analysis Project. If you have requested swab kits, there will be a delay in sending the kits. The UC Davis campus has moved to a suspended operations status, and Yolo County has implemented all residents to shelter in place through April 30, 2020.  What this means is we have limited staff on hand, employees and students are being restricted to work remotely from home.  Please know that our data analysis continues for Addison’s disease, Epilepsy and SLO.   We wish all the best to you and your dogs!  Take care and stay healthy!  Sincerely, CGAP

 

Welcome to the website for the Canine Genetic Analysis Project (CGAP) at the UC Davis Department of Animal Science!
We are accepting samples for Addison’s, Epilepsy and SLO projects for both affected dogs and healthy older dogs.

Research Goals

  • Evaluate the Mode of Inheritance of Canine Diseases
  • Identify the Genes Responsible for Disease Expression
  • Join the Tools of Statistics with the Promise of Molecular Genetics
   Epilepsy Project - photo of Belgian Tervuren  Bearded Collie  Standard Poodle

Breeds for Addison’s project:
Great Dane, Leonberger,
Portuguese Water Dog,
West Highland White Terrier

Breeds for Epilepsy project:
Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Sheepdog,
English Mastiff, Giant Schnauzer,
Miniature Poodle, Toy Poodle

Bearded Collie for Addison’s
and SLO diseases

Standard Poodle for Addison’s
and Epilepsy diseases

Genotype Data

If your dog has genotype data in the form of a zip file (tfam/tped files) and you would be willing to send the data to our study, please email the file to jmbelanger@ucdavis.edu Please include a health questionnaire with each dog’s data file submission.
Owners who submit genotyping data are encouraged to submit a DNA sample from their dog(s) so that we may have a DNA sample in our laboratory for more in depth genotyping analysis.

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Please Note:
The buccal swab kit and/or blood sample you submit is for participation in a research study only.
This research does NOT test to verify if your dog does or does not have the disease.
All sample submissions are kept confidential and results for individual dogs will NOT be made available.