Congenital Heart Defects Study : Investigating Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Description: Congenital heart defects occur in a variety of dog breeds, with the most common being the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).  Although this is a correctable disorder in most puppies, it requires surgery or a catheter-based procedure which can be expensive and is not without risk.  Therefore, determining the genetic cause of PDA in dogs […]

Evaluating hypercoagulability in dogs with brachycephalic airway syndrome: similarity to human obstructive sleep apnea.

Description: The primary purpose of the study is to determine whether English Bulldogs are more hypercoagulable than non-brachycephalic dogs by running a series of coagulation tests. We are also interested in determining if C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and cardiovascular risk, is elevated in English Bulldogs as it is in humans with obstructive sleep […]