Thanks Karlin,

I think it wil be most interesting to find out what is causing SM, I do think it is a genetic problem and whether it is a defective gene or a gene too few or too many will be really interesting. I wonder if they will also find out from the research whether SM clear parents can have an SM affected puppy. I know from one of the other groups that there is an SM clear bitch that has had an affected pup.

I personally will be more than interested to know if a symptom free and MRI clear dog/bitch can actually carry SM that can be passed onto any offspring. For example people with a family history of haemohillia, the females are usually carriers whilst the males are sufferers.

Hope I haven't confused anyone here....