Health & Genetics Committee

Chair: Ginny Altman

 The Committee has recommended funding studies, in conjunction with the AKC, to proceed with genetic study into canine anal fistulas.

The DNA Collection at the National was successful. This effort provided samples to Dr. Clemmons for study of GSD Degenerative Myelopathy, to the Broad Institute, and for other studies. The need continues because studies that have been undertaken specific to GSD require additional DNA samples. Additional funding has been provided through Purina to pursue more genetic testing on this important health issue.