Read about current Collie Health topics and updates below!

  • Associated Immunosuppression in a Dog Heterozygous for the MDR1 (ABCB1-1Δ) Mutation Abstract Pharmacodynamic monitoring was used to titrate cyclosporine dosing in a dog with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. Development of a suspected secondary infection, with subsequent discovery of an unexpectedly high level of T-cell suppression despite a relatively low cyclosporine dose, prompted an investigation into [...]

    Published On: January 4th, 2022Categories: MDR1, Medications
  • By Robette Johns Donna’s story highlights the fact that no matter how careful we are or how many times we tell our vet clinic our Collie is MDR1 mutant/mutant, it’s never enough. To give you a little background on the MDR1 journey, one of Pati Merrill’s memorable stories about “Getting to Know You”, in [...]

    Published On: August 10th, 2021Categories: MDR1
  • Still a Breeder’s Nightmare? Many things have changed since I wrote my first article almost twenty years ago, but many other things have not. Over the years, I have continued to learn things about DMS in Collies and in people. I hope this helps you as a Collie breeder, owner and fancier to be [...]

    Published On: August 10th, 2021Categories: Dermatomyosis
  • YouTube Video - Collie Health Foundation Seminar on Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, OFA and Pennhip Click the CC on the bottom right for Closed Captioning once you start the video.

    Published On: August 5th, 2019Categories: Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, PennHip
  • Length variations within the Merle retrotransposon of canine PMEL: Correlating genotype with phenotype Sarah C. Murphy, Jacquelyn M. Evans, Kate L. Tsai and Leigh Anne Clark Email authorView ORCID ID profile Mobile DNA20189:26 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13100-018-0131-6 © The Author(s). 2018 Received: 5 June 2018 Accepted: 27 July 2018 Published: 3 August 2018 This is the scientific [...]

    Published On: May 2nd, 2019Categories: Collie Coat Color
  • The genetics of merle coat patterns in dogs Merle coat patterns, prevalent in breeds like Dachshunds, Great Danes, and Collies, can vary greatly. In this blog, researchers from Clemson University examined how these coat pattern varieties differ on the genetic level. Sarah Murphy & Leigh Anne Clark 3 Aug 2018 Sarah Murphy, B.S. is a [...]

    Published On: May 2nd, 2019Categories: Collie Coat Color
  • Vesicular Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus in Dogs Introduction Vesicular cutaneous lupus erythematosus (VCLE) is a variant form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) that affects predominantly adult rough collies, Shetland sheepdogs and Border collies. Distinctive cutaneous lesions consist of annular, polycyclic and/or serpiginous erosions and ulcerations, primarily affecting the axillae, ventral abdomen and groin with frequent [...]

    Published On: May 2nd, 2019Categories: Dermatomyosis
  • YouTube Video on Dermatomyositis & Interpreting Risk Assessment Results Click the CC on the bottom right for Closed Captioning once you start the video.

    Published On: September 9th, 2018Categories: Dermatomyosis
  • AKC CHF Parent Club Meeting 2017 Genetic Predisposition to Infection by Dr. Urs Giger Abstract: Dogs with antimicrobial resistant, unresponsive, or unusual infections are due to a primary hereditary immunodeficiency disorder. The microbial host defense can be weakened by secondary or acquired diseases (injury, endocrinopathy, cancer or co-infection) or primary inherited disorders that affect [...]

    Published On: November 20th, 2017Categories: Canine Health Conference, Dermatomyosis