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.
Congratulations to Dr Lohi, and his team!! This is the same group working on locating the gene in the Barbet. We are excited by this new development, and know it is just a matter of time!
For more information – see http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120323205337.htm#.T3AcWwGta1A.facebook
- Another SHOUT OUT to Jacques Cyr, Trois Rivieres, Quebec! His Barbet Guinness earned her Working Certificate from CKC. Photo on our website.