The Cerebellar Saga: Why do Dogs with CA Wobble?
The Cerebellar Saga:
Why do Dogs with CA Wobble?
Presented by Dr. Natasha Olby at the 2012 Health & Research Committee Health Seminar.
Dr. Natasha Olby noted neurologist at NC State Veterinary School, has been working with OESCA to help find the marker gene for Cerebellar Abiotrophy (CA) aka Cerebellar Ataxia. CA is an Autosomal recessive disease. This means that each parent has to be (at least) a carrier for a dog to be affected. The finding of this marker has been the work of almost 20 years of dedicated work on the part of OESCA and various researchers, including Dr. Olby. This video is the presentation she made to the OESCA at the 2012 National Specialty in West Bend, Wisconsin.
The test for CA is now available from the NC State University, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory. http://www.ncstatevets.org/genetics/