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|Greetings from Toby's
Get First Significant Hit On The Australian
Dr. Edward (Ned) Patterson DVM, PhD, Dipl.
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary
Medicine has announced “some good initial news. In the last
month we analyzed all of the data for the Aussies on the
170,000 marker chip and we did get a statistically significant
hit on one chromosome. We are looking at what genes are in the
area, and may sequence one or two. This is the only breed that
we have yet gotten a significant hit for! This is fairly
likely to be real but we will need additional dogs and
analysis to confirm.”
Pamela Douglas, President of
Toby’s Foundation says, “this is really good news for our
Aussies and certainly the most promising news we have received
to date for our beloved Australian Shepherd. We are so pleased
to learn that Aussies have their first statistically
significant hit and are the only breed so far that the
researchers have gotten such a hit on. Our efforts are paying
off as we work to support the research. Let me emphasize that
there is still much to be done. We need your help to continue
to support the research by donating blood samples on your dogs
and raising funds so we can see this through to finding the
causative genes and developing a genetic test for
To make a donation on line please go to
www.tobysfoundation.org/Donors.htm or mail your donation to
Toby’s Foundation, P.O. Box 7321, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607.
Please check with your employer about a matching gifts
program. Please donate a blood sample today to Dr. Ned
Patterson’s Aussie epilepsy study at the University of
Minnesota on your affected dog and your dog 10 + years old
that have never had a seizure. For information and forms to
submit a blood sample please go to
February 17th, is Toby’s birthday! He would have been 9 years
old. How sweet it is that we get to announce some good news on
his birthday! Thank you for your continued support.
Your gifts help us to support the research to find the
genes responsible for canine epilepsy and develop a screening
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. Please check with your employer about a Matching
If you would like to make a memorial or
honorary gift to support canine epilepsy research, an
acknowledgement card can be sent to whomever you specify.
We accept donations online (see link below) or you may
mail your check to:
Laguna Niguel , CA 92607
AussiE-Update Volume V, No.
February 17, 2011
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