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 Post subject: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 6:46 pm 
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Good Evening!

Iowa State University is looking for Cocker Spaniels to partake in our American Kennel Club funded study investigating reasons why Cocker Spaniels may be predisposed to autoimmune blood diseases such as Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP) and Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). These are important diseases that affect many dogs and families. Learning what makes Cocker Spaniels predisposed to these devastating diseases may help provide better treatments and prevention in the future. This project is being conducted in conjunction with Cornell University. Last summer our data showed exciting results that suggested Cocker Spaniels may have different white cell profiles than other breeds of dogs. We would like to take the study further this summer by looking at both white cells and blood cytokine levels.

What are the requirements?
Healthy Cocker Spaniels over 12 months of age and any gender. Dogs DO NOT necessarily need to be local. We will mail packages with supplies and instructions to participants that will be seeing their regular veterinarian and are not in close proximity to Iowa State. Participating dogs would come to ISU or would go to their local veterinarian to have a physical exam performed confirming that they are healthy. They would then have blood and urine samples collected and sent to us.

What do the dogs and owners get out of it?
In exchange we will perform and share the results of the Urinalysis, CBC and chemistry panels to confirm the dogs’ health.

If you and your dogs would like to be part of this study please contact Jordan Gagne (DVM Candidate 2018) at Jegagne@iastate.edu


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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:03 pm 
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I have been in touch with Jordan and intend to participate. Vickie, Donna, and anyone else who has a survivor should get in touch with Jordan-I would think their samples would be most beneficial for this study.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get more info on this to help fight it.

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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:40 am 
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Lola and Bunk are on the "B List" because they take supplements which might skew the results of the study. I hope that there are tons of A List dogs to supply good data so that Jordan and the ITP Study team can learn lots about how to protect our little guys from these diseases.


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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 10:14 am 
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Three of my dogs are participating. Tango can't because she's lactating. This is so important to get more info on this horrific disease!


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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 10:39 am 
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My Cricket will be participating! Just got the email back from them.

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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:03 pm 
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Gromit will be participating!

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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:15 am 
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I haven't heard back as yet. I offered to have any or all of my five participate.

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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:19 am 
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Vickie,

Do you mind re-sending your email? I believe it got lost in cyberspace! I checked my junk mail since a few have shown up there but I can't seem to locate it. Sorry about that!


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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
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jegagne wrote:
Vickie,

Do you mind re-sending your email? I believe it got lost in cyberspace! I checked my junk mail since a few have shown up there but I can't seem to locate it. Sorry about that!


Just heard from you and responded.

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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
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Teddy, Jennie and Cody have been accepted into the study. The interesting part is that Teddy and Cody are both biologically related to Annie who survived an IMHA crisis and is in remission (thank The Big One!).

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 Post subject: Re: Iowa State University ITP Study
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My 3 are participating as well as my new vet's cocker.

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