UC Davis Veterinary Clinical Trials

Understanding the genes behind Aspergillus spp. infections in German Shepherds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Hungarian Vizslas

Help us find out what genes cause Aspergillus spp. infections in German Shepherds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Vizslas!

Systemic fungal infections such as aspergillosis are rare in animals with a competent immune system; however, certain dog breeds (namely the German shepherd, Rhodesian ridgeback and Hungarian vizsla) are reported to have a higher risk of this uncommon disease. A genetic etiology is suspected to cause this over-representation. We propose to use a technique called genome-wide association analysis to evaluate the differences in the genetic material of affected dogs (dogs infected with Aspergillus spp.).

Genetic Study
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