Help Save a Newfoundland from Cruciate Disease!

What if you could identify the genetic risk of a cruciate ligament rupture (ACL) in your Newfoundland dog?

Help by supporting the Newfoundland Health Challenge fund the following study:
“Polygenic risk score prediction of cruciate ligament rupture risk in the Newfoundland”
Principal Investigator: Peter Muir BVSc, MVetClinStud, PhD, DACVS, DECVS, FRCVS
Professor Department of Surgical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

What if this knowledge allowed you to reduce your dog’s risk of a cruciate rupture?
What if this knowledge saved your dog from needing surgical repair of a cruciate rupture and then physical therapy, and thereby saved you the associated cost of $5,000 to $10,000?

Your donation can make this come true.

And it can stimulate you and your dog to have long walks, and go swimming and hiking, making your bond grow stronger.
And it can provide information for planned Newfoundland dog breedings that will reduce the future incidence of cruciate ligament ruptures in our breed.

Wouldn’t your dog want this? Don't you want this?

Study duration Jan 1 , 2023 and Dec. 31, 2023

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