Using data and samples from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, researchers will analyze the gut microbiome in healthy weight and obese dogs to determine if the microbiome differs between these two populations and could contribute to obesity in the breed.
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Using data from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, researchers will look at annual wellness testing results to determine the magnitude of year-to-year changes in laboratory values in healthy dogs.
Using data from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, researchers will determine if (and the degree to which) inbreeding affects adult body size and fecundity (litter size) in female golden retrievers.
Researchers will study the microbiome of cats with chronic upper respiratory disease, looking for new monitoring methods, disease risk factors and potential therapy targets.
Researchers will fill in critical gaps in the current cat genome to facilitate discovery of genetic mutations associated with feline diseases.
Researchers will investigate if acute episodes of diarrhea in dogs have a long-term impact on gut microbes and intestinal health.
Researchers will look at how lesions or nodules form in dogs with mitral valve disease and use this new information to look for new targeted therapies for this common canine heart disease.