Participants Needed for A New Study on Early Detection and Risk Assessment of Canine Osteosarcoma
Exciting information from the ISCA Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation:
A ground breaking study about early detection of Osteosarcoma is about to begin at the University of Minnesota with Jaime F. Modiano, VMD, PhD.
They are seeking HEALTHY Irish Setters over 4 1/2 years old to participate as control dogs.
No requests for enrollment will be accepted before Aug 22, and even then, they will not be starting the randomization and contacts until mid-September.
If you are willing to enroll your dog, please be sure to read EVERY detail to be sure your dog qualifies and that your vet or you has access to FedEx overnight return to Minnesota. You would be responsible for any fees the vet would charge you to collect the blood sample, shipping is paid by the study. Link below for more information:
COED Announcement and Requirements
A resource for up to the minute research studies on diseases in dogs can be found via this link about ongoing clinical trials: http://www.animalci.com/
To store DNA on any dog for future use of newly discovered health tests or to update health information on a dog’s DNA already stored with OFA: https://www.ofa.org/about/dna-repository
To access the most current research done by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, do a search on the following webpage: http://www.akcchf.org/research/our-research/
Articles about health concerns can also be found at:
A great overview can be found at: https://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/sporting-field-dogs/sporting-dog-health.html
Any questions about these or any of the other projects undertaken by the Health Committee with the approval of the ISCA Board of Directors and sponsored through generous donations to ISCA Foundation , please contact the Chairman, Anne Marie Kubacz at 908-216-2357 or email at rSetter@att.net
Planning for Emergencies
Irish Setter Health Surveys
ISCA has encouraged health surveys as a way to monitor the prevalence of health issues in the Irish Setter. There were two major initiatives done.
Results of the 2003 Health Survey done by Dr Larry Glickman (very large document, may take a long time to download).
Here is the link to the current active/ongoing health survey done in conjunction with OFA, click on Irish Setter when the page opens: https://www.ofa.org/about/educational-resources/health-surveys#api_summary
You can choose to view the results or answer the survey from the link above.
The link below will take you to a list of Health Concerns for the Irish Setter.