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24 March 2012

New epilepsy gene located in dogs

New epilepsy gene located in dogs: "A new epilepsy gene for idiopathic epilepsy in Belgian Shepherds has been found in the canine chromosome 37. The research of Professor Hannes Lohi and his group conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Center opens new avenues for the understanding of the genetic background of the most common canine epilepsies. The research also has an impact on the understanding of common epilepsies in humans."

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1 comment:

Tara Lee said...

I never heard this kind of disease in dogs until I came across your post. I became worried now because I had a half breed belgian shepherd. I wonder how can this be prevented. I really love my dogs. I just bought them new dog beds last week. I've got to search more information regarding this one. Thanks for sharing.