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Please Submit a Blood Sample at the ASCA National Specialty in Las Vegas , Nevada for the University of Minnesota Canine Epilepsy study

ImageSupport the research by participating in the ASHGI-sponsored blood draw for Dr. Ned Patterson, University of Minnesota epilepsy study on Wednesday, Nov 12th from 2 PM to 4 PM at the vet clinic.

The goal of this project is to develop a DNA screening test for this disease in Australian Shepherds. Together we can get the screening test but more blood is needed from affected dogs. Even if you have already given before - give again! If you have never given blood for the research (affected or unaffected) then please give now! ASHGI and Toby's Foundation are financially supporting this study.

Your dog can participate if:
Your dog is affected
Your dog is an unaffected relative of the affected dog, 2
generations either direction

Samples from unaffected unrelated dogs 6 years or older are also needed to serve as controls.

If you would like to submit samples on one or more Australian Shepherds at the ASHGI Health Clinic, please download the following forms, complete them and bring them with you to the vet clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 12th from 2 PM to 4 PM:

Australian Shepherd Epilepsy Questionnaire
Consent form

The blood draw will be done at the vet clinic.

You MUST bring with you:
Your dog
Completed sample submission, health history and consent
forms signed by the dog’s owner
A 3-5 generation pedigree

Click here to download the consent form


Click here to download the questionnaire


Updated Toby's Foundation Brochures are Now Available

Toby's Foundation has recently updated its brochures. If you can help us by distributing some at local club shows, trial and other events, please email us and we will send them to you. You may also download our brochure from our website. Toby Foundation brochures will also be available at the ASHGI booth at the ASCA National Specialty, November 8 to 15, 2008 in Las Vegas . There is still work to be done. Please help us distribute brochures.

Click here to view the brochure


Charitable Giving

Please make Toby's Foundation part of your charitable giving. Toby's Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax Identification number is 74-3135217. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and helps us in our efforts to stop canine epilepsy.

If you would like to make a memorial or honorary gift to support canine epilepsy research, an announcement card can be sent to whomever you specify. Also, please check with your company about a matching gifts program.

We accept donations online (see link below) or you may mail your check to:

Toby's Foundation
P.O. Box 7321
Laguna Niguel , CA 92677

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AussiE-Update Volume II, No. 12
October 22, 2008


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