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Karlin
26th March 2005, 05:18 PM
I've created a separate post with info on the cavalier blood and DNA drive, in the Health FAQs:

http://cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=135

The info is also included at the end of Clare Rusbridge's info sheet on syringomyelia but I thought it would be helpful to list info on the drive separately as the blood/DNA is being used to help both human and animal disease knowledge and for cavaliers, will supply researchers with information on three conditions seen in cavaliers: mitral valve disease (MVD), epilepsy, and syringomyelia. I think there's a mistaken belief that the drive is only for syringomyelia and that blood/DNA is only wanted from affected cavaliers -- but ALL cavalier blood/DNA is important to this health research effort.

There's an explanation of what it is, why it is important, and where to order DNA kits or how to have your vet take a blood sample. Also there are links for downloading the necessary forms. Cavalier owners in North America or Europe can do this. icon_thumbsup