Study Information: Abnormalities in the Stomach’s Ability to Contract Predisposes Large-Breed Dogs to Bloat
Description of Study Topic: The goals of Dr. Nelson’s study are to determine the relationship of abnormal stomach contraction with GDV and to define the biochemical and genetic alterations that may be associated with these stomach abnormalities. In the long term, they hope to develop a test to identify dogs at high risk for GDV that would allow selective breeding to eliminate the condition and to determine which dogs will benefit most from prophylactic gastropexy or other preventive therapies.
Method and Test Study Information: Contact Dr. Nelson for information.
Dr. Laura L. Nelson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Michigan State University Small Animal Clinical