Resources - Health

General
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists http://dacvb.org/
Amer. College of Veterinary Radiology http://www.acvr.org/
UC Davis Vet school http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/
University of Illinois Vet school http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/market/science_med.html

Bone and Structure
OFA  -- http://www.offa.org

Cancer - General
About Cancer - Colorado State University's Veterinary Med. Cancer site
An easy to follow excellent starting point  ---  http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org/

Cancer – Lymphoma
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/83/17/1226
Lymphoma and Herbicides -  http://www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll/findaids/agentorange/text/01766.pdf

Chemicals & Poisons 
http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/outreach/poison/links.php
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dtoxin.html

National Animal Poison Control Center  -- ok, it’s ASPCA, but they do have this center http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_apcc

The American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) -
http://www.vin.com/WebLink.plx?URL=http://www.abvt.org/

Ehrlichia
http://www.greyhoundlist.org/ehrlichia_infosheet.html
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/derlick.html

Epilepsy
"The Road to Hell: Epilepsy and the Australian Shepherd,"
www.ashgi.org/articles/epilepsy_road_hell.htm
 
"Epilepsy and Seizures" by Lori Feldman, DVM
http://members.aol.com/henryhbk/seizure.html

"Canine Epilepsy" by Todd D. L. Woods, MD
www.gsdhelpline.com/woods.htm

Canine Epilepsy Network, University of Missouri, Columbia 
General information as well as information on their epilepsy study, links, how to submit data and a discussion forum.
You can also contact Research Coordinator Liz Hansen at hansenl@Missouri.edu or 573-884-3712.
www.canine-epilepsy.com

VetGen, LLP
For current information on VetGen’s epilepsy research go to http://www.vetgen.com/canine.html
or contact Research Coordinator Cheryl Hogue at healthydog@vetgen.com or 800-483-8436 

"The Genetics of Epilepsy in the Belgian Tervuren and Sheepdog" by Oberbauer, et al. 2003 article. FREE PDF:
http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/94/1/57

UC DAVIS study on Belgians: http://cgap.ucdavis.edu/Epilepsy.htm

Eye Diseases
Canine Eye Research Foundation (CERF):  http://www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
Eye Problems and Disorders of Dogs  http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/eyetrouble.html
http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/dogdiseasese/a/dogeye.htm

Nutrition
Selecting nutritious Pet Foods - the food & drug administration’s Site  (1997) http://www.fda.gov/cvm/petfood.htm

(have links) http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/HEALTH/diet.htm

Osteochondritis dissecans
http://www.homevet.com/petcare/documents/ClientOCDReview.pdf

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&articleid=464

Poisons– See Chemicals

Renal Diseases
Kidney Disease in Dogs  http://vetprof.com/clientinfo/KidneyDiseaseInDogs/
Has a number of links: http://www.vetsites.vin.com/Kidney/KMJkid.html

Skin disorders
Skin Pigmentation and Depigmentation  - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/skinpigmentationdisorders.htmlhttp://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dskin.html

Thyroid
http://www.canismajor.com/dog/thyroid.html
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dthyroid.html

Tufts Canine Aggression/Thyroid
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/behavior/case_current.shtml

West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus in Dogs and Cats: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/wnv_dogs_cats.htm
 http://www.cvm.umn.edu/newsandevents/facts/westnilevirus/westnileindogsandcats/home.html

Genetics
I’ve tried to make sure all the sites here are recent and “open access”

Coat color:
Genetics of Coat Color in Dogs by Sheila Schmutz
http://homepage.usask.ca/~schmutz/dogcolors.html

http://www.kolumbus.fi/sarakontu/link/canlinks.html#fci5
lots of links on canine color studies but out of date (2004).

A discussion on color/temperament links in rats: http://www.ratbehavior.org/CoatColor.htm

DNA color tests http://www.healthgene.com/ and http://www.vetgen.com/canine-coat-color.html

MERLE: PNAS 2006;103:1376-1381. From The Cover: Retrotransposon insertion in SILV is responsible for merle patterning
of the domestic dog Leigh Anne Clark, Jacquelyn M. Wahl, Christine A. Rees, and Keith E. Murphy
LINK

Pharmacogenetic and Metabolic Differences Between Dog Breeds:
Their Impact on Canine Medicine and the Use of the Dog as a Preclinical Animal Model http://www.springerlink.com/content/l241019767m072x4/fulltext.pdf

A Single IGF1 Allele Is a Major Determinant of Small Size in Dogs:
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/sci;316/5821/112

A novel locus for dilated cardiomyopathy maps to canine chromosome 8
LINK OR doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.03.007   

PNAS 2006;103:13578-13584. Inaugural Article: Patterns of nucleotide misincorporations
during enzymatic amplification and direct large-scale sequencing of ancient DNA 
LINK

Canine Origins, History  & Identity

 Non DNA:

Historical Dogs
Greek & Roman dogs: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/miscellanea/canes/canes.html

Egyptian dogs:
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/dogs.htm
http://bleedingeyeballs.com/basenjiart/egyptiandogs.htm

Ancient British dogs: 
http://www.castellhenllys.com/english/articles/ancientdogs.htm

Medieval Greyhounds:
http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/aethelmearc_coursing/information.html

Medieval Scottish dogs:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_128/128_859_885.pdf

Early Carting in Europe (includes some Belgians):
http://www.rott-n-chatter.com/oldcarting.html

Early 1900s? Swiss dog (slide show)
http://www.swissylover.com/tucker/history1.shtml

Sled dogs of the 17th & 18th century
http://www.tworiversak.com/sleddoghx1.htm

Medieval DNA stuff 
For those who think DNA proves everything, I suggest reading the two opposing articles on
DNA proof (or lack thereof) of early European dogs.

Multiple and Ancient Origins of the Domestic Dog
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/276/5319/1687

Genome sequence, comparative analysis and haplotype structure of the domestic dog: http://ccr.nci.nih.gov/resources/cop/nature04338.pdf

Genetic Evidence for an East Asian Origin of Domestic Dogs
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/298/5598/1610

Mitochondrial DNA from Prehistoric Canids Highlights Relationships Between Dogs and South-East European Wolves http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/22/12/2541

Barking up the wrong tree: Modern northern European dogs fail to explain their origin :
 http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2148-8-71.pdf

DNA Study of dog origins http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/298/5598/1613

PNAS 2004;101:12387-12390.
A detailed picture of the origin of the Australian dingo, obtained from the study of mitochondrial DNA 
LINK

PNAS 2003;100:5296-5301.
A 1-Mb resolution radiation hybrid map of the canine genome
PNAS 2003;100:5296-5301.
LINK

PNAS 2004;101:18058-18063. Molecular origins of rapid and continuous morphological evolution John W. Fondon, III
and Harold R. Garner
LINK

Published online before print August 2, 2004, 10.1073/pnas.0402374101
PNAS | August 10, 2004 | vol. 101 | no. 32 | 11725-11730
OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE Breed distribution and history of canine mdr1-1, a pharmacogenetic mutation that marks the
emergence of breeds from the collie lineage
http://www.pnas.org/content/101/32/11725

Canine Population Structure: Assessment and Impact of Intra-Breed Stratification on SNP-Based Association Studies:  http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2129117

 
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