The Greyhound Show

19.8.2009

For our English-speaking readers! Neuropathy gene identified!

Filed under: Allgemeines — BKM @ 15:51

Because of great importance, this article also in English!

Good news from Switzerland! Thanks to a worldwide collaboration of Greyhound breders and fanciers, the causative gene mutation for Greyhound Hereditary Neuropathy could recently be identified. A gene test for identification of asymptomous carriers is already available at the Vetsuisse Faculty Berne .Thereby we now have a tool at our’s hands to avoid the birth of affected puppies in the future.

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For Gucci

The first scientifically described case of Greyhound Hereditary Neuropathy, and the origin of all the research.
The fulfilment of a dream, turning into a nightmare through no fault of his own. His story stands exemplary for all the other fellow sufferers, for sorrow and despair of their owners – forced to watch helplessly how the beloved family member is dying every day a little bit more, month for month. No deliverance in the moment of goodbye – these puppies don’t suffer, they enjoy their life on unsteady legs. Even if they can’t stand upon their legs any more, they are full of joie de vivre – putting them to sleep feels like murdering them.

Without Gucci the Neuropathy Project probably never would have been started – but for him, there was no help.

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Goodbye little friend – we miss you deeply!

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