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Identifying Genetic Markers for a Congenital Heart Disorder in Newfoundlands

Subvalvular aortic stenosis, the most common congenital heart disorder in dogs, is particularly common in Newfoundlands. This study looks for a causative genetic mutation for subvalvular aortic stenosis in Newfoundlands. Identification of a causative mutation or marker will help researchers develop a genetic screening test to reduce disease prevalence in Newfoundlands and other at-risk breeds.

Dr. Kathryn M. Meurs, North Carolina State University

Co-sponsors: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals