Tag Archives: Retinal

* A novel mutation in TTC8 is associated with progressive retinal atrophy in the golden retriever | Canine Genetics and Epidemiology

Source: Canine Genetics and Epidemiology

Author: Cathryn S Mellersh – cathryn.mellersh@aht.org.uk

Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a group of inherited eye disorders that occur in many different dog breeds. Each form of PRA shows a simple pattern of mendelian inheritance, and is due to a mutation in one gene. However, over 20 different PRA-causing mutations have now been identified in a number of different genes. Some breeds, including Golden Retrievers (GR), may have more than one genetic form of PRA.

Canine PRA is considered to be the equivalent of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), which is a group of inherited human eye diseases.

This paper has identified a gene called TTC8 that is Continue reading

* Blind athlete saves blind dog from death | The Local

Source: The Local – Spain’s News in English
Published: 19 Mar 2014 13:55 GMT+01:00
Updated: 19 Mar 2014 13:55 GMT+01:00

A blind but otherwise healthy Labrador dog who was about to be put down in Spain has found a most unlikely rescuer.

Blind athlete saves blind dog from death - The Local

5 year old Boludo was going to be put to sleep after he went blind but he now has a loving home with blind, paralympic bronze medallist Monica Merenciano

The owners of five-year-old Boludo decided to put him down when he lost his sight as a result of retinal problems.

But Martín Marín, a vet in the Spanish city of La Coruña, had other ideas. Continue reading