Dr. Kate Meurs has identified genetic mutation responsible for causing cardiomyopathy in Dobermans

DCPA announced to their email list on Sept 29, 2010 that Dr. Kate Meurs of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a genetic mutation responsible for causing cardiomyopathy in Dobermans. A reasonably priced test will be commercially available in about two weeks through the Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory at WSU.

Dr. Meurs came to the National to present her findings and answer questions. Click here to learn more AND watch a video recording of Dr. Meurs speach

Dr. Meurs deserves many accolades for this long awaited accomplishment for our breed!

Kathy Davieds DVM

More to come this exciting news is provided.


Current Clinical Studies

  • Cardiology Clinical Trials at the University of Florida

    Stem Cell Therapy for Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    WANTED: Dobermans with asymptomatic (pre-clinical/occult) DCM

    PROTECT study
    WANTED: Dobermans with asymptomatic (pre-clinical/occult) DCM.


    You can also learn more about the process from the speach

    Dr. Estrada gave on 10/04/10




    learn more CLICK HERE - Clinical Trials


  • There is a current DNA study going on at Washington State University. They are looking for DNA samples from adult Doberman pinschers without dilated cardiomyopathy to serve as controls (the unaffected group) to advance our study to identify a gene for Doberman pinscher dilated cardiomyopathy. They are working very hard this genetic study and would really appreciate samples.
    DNA submission form


  • If you know of any current trials, please inform us! admin@DobermanData.com

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