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OPTIGEN researches and establishes DNA based diagnoses and information about inherited eye diseases of dogs. My guests today are; Dr. Gustavo Aguirre from the University of Pennsylvania and Sue Pearce-Kelling, Manager of Optigen. OPTIGEN, and are extensively field-tested in cooperation with breeders of dogs.
There are many types of cataracts but we are studying only 2 types at this time:
· One being, Bilateral, Posterior Subcapsular type that develops between 1.5 yrs and 3 yrs of age in the following breeds: Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and English Springer Spaniels
WHAT ABOUT JUVENILE CATARACTS IN THE ROTTWEILER...??
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