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Study identifies genetic mutation behind disk disease in dogs
« on: November 18, 2017, 12:05:44 PM »
Study identifies genetic mutation behind disk disease in dogs


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"Dogs with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) are 50 times more likely to have this mutation; that's an incredibly strong correlation with disc disease," said Dr. Danika Bannasch, a UC-Davis veterinary geneticist and the paper's senior author, in a university announcement about the study. "Being able to identify the cause of this painful condition is the first step to alleviating pain and suffering for dogs at greatest risk."

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