Akitas and Macrothrombocytopenia

Recently there was a veterinary journal article about three Akitas with a persistent macrothrombocytopenia. Difference between macrothrombocytopenia and thrombocytopenia Laboratory findings of this condition are a low platelet count with platelets that may be larger...

Akita Genetic Diversity Test Phase two!

The first phase of the Akita Genetic Diversity Test for Japanese Akitas and American Akitas at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, UC Davis, is finished! The results are now on the VGL’s webpage https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/dog/GeneticDiversityInAkitas.php ....

Next step; Akita diversity test

Big thanks to all who took part on this first phase! Second phase started; Akita diversity test People are now ordering their sample kits and we can wait for the results. Dr Pedersen told us that first results for the breed (no individual results as those are private)...

Diversity test for Akitas

  The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) of the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with Dr Niels C. Pedersen, has started the research phase to develop a canine genetic diversity test for Akitas. Update on the project At the moment, our purpose...