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Greetings from Toby's Foundation!

Welcome to Toby's AussiE-Update! We thank you for your continued support of Toby's Foundation and hope this newsletter is a valuable way for Toby's Foundation to keep you informed.


Toby & Stetson Give Blood Again

Toby and Stetson are giving blood again, this time for Dr. Ned Patterson at the University of Minnesota. Please look for our current ad in the March/April Australian Shepherd Journal and Aussie Times. You may also see our ad on our website.

Dr. Patterson would like more samples from "affected dogs, and their unaffected relatives (2 generations any direction), and also some older (6 years or older) unaffected and unrelated dogs". If you have already sent samples to Missouri, Dr. Patterson does have access to these samples. If you want to send a second sample to Dr. Patterson in Minnesota you can do so. See our blood sample submission page for instructions.

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Blood Sample Submission Instructions for Europe

If you are in Europe, you can still submit a blood sample to Dr. Ned Patterson at the University of Minnesota. We have now posted instructions on our website. Also, please submit a sample to Dr. Hans Lohi at the University of Helsinki and Folkhalsan Insitute of Genetics. See our blood sample submission page for instructions.

Blood Sample Instructions


Recommended Reading

ImageThe Long and Winding Road
by C.A. Sharp
March/April 2008, vol 18 issue 2, The Australian Shepherd Journal
This article is about epilepsy in the Australian Shepherd breed and the progress being made.

When Species Meet
by Donna J. Haraway
ISBN-10: 0816650462
ISBN-13: 978-0816650460
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (November 26, 2007)

Ms. Haraway is professor in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Chapter 4 of her book, entitled "Examined Lives: Practices of Love and Knowledge in Purebred Dogland," includes information about the epilepsy effort in the Australian Shepherd community. Pamela Douglas and Toby's Foundation are highlighted as are ASHGI and C.A. Sharp, AussieGENES, and Epigenes.

Read The Long and Winding Road


Charitable Giving

Please make Toby's Foundation part of your charitable giving. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and helps us in our efforts to stop canine epilepsy. 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

Also, please remember, if you have a special person or event to honor, we will send out a lovely announcement card to the person you specify. The card will tell them you have made a donation to Toby's Foundation "In Honor Of" or "In Memory Of" that special person or event.

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AussiE-Update Volume II, No. 9


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