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Old 06-23-2010, 04:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
 
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I read something a long time ago that said it was identified in Malamutes, too, but I couldn't tell you where now. Sorry.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:09 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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I read something a long time ago that said it was identified in Malamutes, too, but I couldn't tell you where now. Sorry.
If you read the whole article this is what it states about CRD2, there may be similar diseases but it is not the same as CRD2.

What breeds of dog carry crd2? To date, the mutation causing crd2 has only been observed in one breed of dog, the APBT. Researchers were somewhat surprised to learn that this mutation was not the cause of a very similar disease that occurs in a closely related breed, the American Staffordshire Terrier (Am.Staff.). The Am.Staff.’s disease has been termed Cone Rod Dystrophy 1 (crd1) and is currently being molecularly characterized. Because Pit Bulls and Am. Staffs share many common ancestors and interbreeding among these and other bull-type dogs is quite common, OptiGen will accept samples from any of the “bull” breeds for crd2 testing. It should be emphasized, however, that there is currently no evidence to suggest that crd2 is present in any breed besides the APBT. Owners of pedigreed dogs that have been diagnosed by a veterinary ophthalmologist as having retinal degenerations (e.g. PRA or CRD) are encouraged to contact OptiGen to inquire about our Free DNA testing/Research program (OptiGen - Research).
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That is not the article I read. As I said, this was some time ago.
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This is the new up to date info on CRD2, it does not effect any other breed at this time. the amstaffs have a similar mutation but again it is not the same disease and is being researched for that DNA marker as well. Malamutes may have a similar disease but the question being asked was when will this test be available for other breeds. As of right now the only breed it effects is the APBT as of 2010.

Let try and not confuse this with other eye issues with other breeds.
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Has their been research into other breeds having this? I am wondering if it is so hard to spot if you don't know what your looking for, if it has been over looked and never checked for or if it actually just does not exist in other breeds.

For example any breeds that where used in the creation of the APBT.
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Thats a good question but many other breeds have known eye issues that are being research and so far it is not the same mutation as the APBT but that could change.
They are saying that if you have a pitterstaff or bully with APBT in them to get the test because it still could be identified because of the APBT DNA. they are currently looking at pitterstaff and Amstaff blood in the research and it is still on going. I am no too sure about bully because of all the recent out-crossing to other breeds.
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