External Research Projects
Feline Patellar fracture and dental anomaly syndrome (PaDS)
Feline patellar fracture fracture retained deciduous teeth syndrome is a rare condition in which affected cats develop spontaneous fracture of their patellae (knee caps). Often the deciduous (milk) teeth do not fall out normally and a high proportion of affected cats develop spontaneous fractures in other bones.
Newfoundland Cranial Cruciate Disease Study
The University of Liverpool Veterinary School has a project to identify the causative gene(s) of cruciate disease in Newfoundlands, with the aim of developing and implicating breeding strategies to reduce the incidence of the disease. The phase of data collection is now complete and analysis is underway.
Further details from the University of Liverpool website.