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Cara Brockhoff sent me the following -- thought it would be wonderful to share!!!

 

WHAT’S NEW AT THE OHIO STATE GREYHOUND HEALTH AND

WELLNESS PROGRAM

 

 

 

• The OSU Greyhound Health and Wellness Program welcomed Dr.

Christine Kellogg, a 2003 OSU Graduate with vast experience in

Greyhound medicine, surgery, and dental care in June.

 

 

• We now have a Greyhound dental clinic (Tuesdays), and will start

Greyhound Medicine clinics (Monday and Wednesday), and Greyhound

wellness clinics (Thursday and Friday) by July 16th, so Greyhounds will be

seen every day of the week.

 

 

• With Dr. Carlos Alvarez's lab (Nationwide Children's Hospital Molecular

Genetics) we recently submitted for publication a paper with what we

believe is the main gene for osteosarcoma (OSA) in Greyhounds. In the

future, we should be able to test dogs with a mouth swab, and keep

affected dogs from breeding. Moreover, targeted gene therapy may be

applicable to dogs with OSA.

 

 

• We are currently evaluating a novel metronomic chemotherapy protocol

(drugs that target new blood vessel formation, masking the immune

system, and inducing cancer cells to "commit suicide") once finished

conventional chemotherapy in Greyhounds with OSA.

 

 

• Currently studying why Greyhound blood pigment (hemoglobin) is so

effective in releasing oxygen to the tissues, and correct the extreme acid

status in their blood after a race. In cooperation with Dr. Andre Palmer

(OSU Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) and Dr. Carlos Alvarez

(Nationwide Children's Hospital Molecular Genetics) we are studying this

phenomenon. Elucidating this will lead to MAJOR changes in the way we

manage critically ill patients (both canine and human).

 

 

• There is a major shortage of blood for transfusion in the US (only 7

commercial blood banks, including OSU in the US). Currently, blood or red

blood cells can be stored for up to 5 weeks (before they go bad). With Dr.

 

 

Palmer's group we are developing new blood preservatives that will likely

allow us to store the blood for up to 7 weeks.

 

• We elucidated the mechanism of bleeding after surgery in Greyhounds,

and have discovered a drug to prevent or treat the problem.

 

 

• We continue working with Dr. Lori Bohenko (an OSU alumnus) at the

Wheeling Racetrack and Casino in the "4 legs 4 hounds" program, where

we fix career-ending injuries and place the Greyhounds in homes in the

central Ohio area. Most dogs are enrolled in the blood donor program and

thus provide a service to the community.

 

 

• Because Greyhounds are similar to cheetahs (anatomically and

physiologically), we are now studying cheetah blood as it pertains to their

blood pigment (hemoglobin) and comparing it to that in other big cats. This

project is a collaborative effort with The Wilds and son will include the

Cleveland and Cincinnati zoos.

 

 

• We started working on other sighthound breeds. In May we attended the

Scottish Deerhound National Specialty Meeting and collected blood and

DNA from almost 100 Deerhounds. We are currently studying some of their

health issues (e.g.; bleeding, clotting, OSA) and comparing them to those

in Greyhounds.

 

 

• We are investigating evolution of sighthound breeds through molecular

genetics of blood groups. Dogs, like people, have different blood groups

that are genetically determined and tied into evolution. Because different

sighthound breeds have different blood groups, we should be able to

determine when/where each breed originated and how they evolved.

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:yay:yay:yay

 

I'm so hopeful that OSU will discover a cure for this horrible disease in our lifetime! And their other research is groundbreaking as well.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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• With Dr. Carlos Alvarez's lab (Nationwide Children's Hospital Molecular

Genetics) we recently submitted for publication a paper with what we

believe is the main gene for osteosarcoma (OSA) in Greyhounds. In the

future, we should be able to test dogs with a mouth swab, and keep

affected dogs from breeding. Moreover, targeted gene therapy may be

applicable to dogs with OSA.

 

while this is wonderful :) I wonder how many owners will take this into consideration when choosing to breed. My guess is they are far more interested in how the dog will be as a racer than if it will continue to pass the cancer gene :(

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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I just emailed Dr. Kellogg, and we're going up in a few weeks for a wellness visit and Teddi's rabies vaccination! Thanks for posting this here of I wouldn't have known that it was an option.

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