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"Blood, Sweat and Cheers!"
A win-win opportunity for owners of Alaskan malamute, keeshond, samoyed, and collie dogs!
Purebred dog owners can contribute to research that will improve diagnostic
testing for hypothyroidism. Don't miss your chance to participate! Healthy dogs are needed now!
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, Collie Foundation and OFA have funded a study
to determine breed-specific reference intervals for thyroid hormone concentrations in samples
from healthy pure-bred dogs. Rebecca Davies, PhD, from the University of Minnesota Veterinary
Diagnostic Laboratory is conducting the study and is currently looking for volunteers.
As fanciers of the Alaskan
Malamute, we owe it to these wonderful dogs to keep them healthy. You
can help by participating in our research programs. It can be as
simple as filling out a survey, or as profound as donating a blood sample
from your dog for research. Every little bit helps!
Please be patient as we add
information about these and other disorders to the site.
We welcome suggestions about what to include.
Please Contact Us.
Dr. Wayne Potts of the University of Utah needs
participants for his study involving
hemolytic anemia. Go to this page to find
out how you can help. The study is funded in part by the Alaskan
Malamute Club of America through CHF Grant 305. NOTE! This is not a Malamute-only study.
Please feel free to refer your friends with other breeds to this web site.
This dog has coat funk,
but he's not letting it slow him down!
SKIN & COAT SURVEY
The Alaskan Malamute Club of America will soon be asking
its members to complete a questionnaire that will help us to learn more about
skin and coat problems in our breed. It is critical that you fill out this
survey and return it promptly, whether or not you have any dogs with skin or
coat problems. This survey is being done in conjunction with the
Virginia-Maryland Regional Veterinary Medical College, to whom we are most