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On this page you will find details of research programmes which the Dachshund Breed Council has either initiated, or is supporting.  Programmes whose status is "Open" are currently collecting samples and you can find out how to participate by selecting the "More Information" column links and e-mailing the named "Contact".  For programmes which are "Closed - results reported", the "More information" link will take you to the results.
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11 February 2010 IVDD Stem cell treatment for spinal injuries (Cambridge Uni.) All 6 varieties Dr. Nick Jeffery, mailto:ndj1000@cam.ac.uk Closed: results reported Stem cell research for spinal injuries 
27 February 2010 Lafora Disease Identify the prevalence of Lafora Disease (2010) Mini Wire Nora Price, mailto:laforatesting@mypostoffice.co.uk Closed: results reported 2010 Lafora Screening results 
17 May 2010 PRA cord1 Assess the prevalence of cord1 PRA in UK MWHDs (AHT) Mini Wire Judy Squires, mailto:squires@wirehall.freeserve.co.uk Closed: results reported PRA cord1 testing in MWHD 
22 May 2010 Epilepsy Identify the genetic basis of canine epilepsy (AHT) All 6 varieties [Animal Health Trust, http://www.aht.org.uk/] Open Participate in the AHT's epilepsy research programme 
18 April 2011 IVDD Identify a genetic test for back disease - IVDD (AHT) All 6 varieties Ian Seath, mailto:ian@sunsong.co.uk Closed: results reported IVDD DNA research 
23 May 2011 IVDD Bladder control in cases of spinal damage (Cambridge Uni.) All 6 varieties Dr. Nicolas Granger,http://mailto:ng311@cam.ac.uk Closed: results reported Spinal damage research 
4 June 2011 PRA NPHP4 Identify the prevalence of NPHP4 Day Blindness in UK WHD (AHT) Wire [Christine Gibson, http://mailto:gibsonchrissy@hotmail.com] Closed: results reported Day Blindness in WHD 
9 June 2011 Lafora Disease Identify Lafora Clear, Carrier and Affected MWHD Mini Wire Nora Price, mailto:laforatesting@mypostoffice.co.uk Closed: results reported 2011 UK Lafora Screening Programme 
1 November 2012 Distichiasis Identify the prevalence and severity of Distichiasis in MLHDs Mini Long Dawn Norton, mailto:halunke@talktalk.net Closed: results reported Free Distichiasis examination for Mini Longs 
21 December 2012 IVDD Investigate the use of Thermal Imaging in assessing back disease All 6 varieties Ian Seath, mailto:ian@sunsong.co.uk Closed: results reported Thermal Imaging Project to be launched at SDA 2013 
17 February 2013 Epilepsy The influence of diet on epilepsy severity All 6 varieties cic@rvc.ac.uk Closed: results reported RVC Epilepsy research study 
18 February 2014 IVDD Biomechanics Study All Miniatures C.gomezalvarez@surrey.ac.uk Closed: results reported Dachshund Biomechanics Study 
8 March 2014 IVDD How Dachshunds move over a series of natural obstacles All Miniatures Myfanwy Hill: myhill@rvc.ac.uk Closed: awaiting results RVC Study: "The long and the short of it" 
16 November 2014 Canine Ageing Epigenetics Canine Ageing Study Mini Long Catheryn Mellersh cathryn.mellersh@aht.org.uk Closed: awaiting results Epigenetics Study into Canine Ageing 
26 January 2016 Genome Study Give a dog a Genome (AHT) All 6 varieties Roger Sainsbury Closed: awaiting results Give a Dachshund a Genome 
31 March 2016 Lafora Disease Development of a DNA test by the AHT Mini Wire Ian Seath Closed: results reported AHT Lafora Test development 
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