Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)
The ECSCA Health and Rescue Organization is pleased to support and officially launch our next BIG research projects: Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA/AIHA) and Addison’s Disease. Dr. Steven Friedenberg, North Carolina State University, will lead the studies on both of these devastating diseases. This project will be far more complicated than our past three successful endeavors: prcd, FN, and AN.
The blood sample submissions are just the beginning. We will need 50 control dogs (dogs free from both diseases and over age 10), 50 dogs affected with IMHA, and 50 dogs affected with Addison’s Disease.
Once we have 150 informative dogs sequence work will begin. The ECSCA will then seek outside funding. As the end of the year approaches please remember to support this research with a donation. We are now a 501-c3 charitable tax organization. We truly appreciate your support, past and present and we hope to one day soon add two more DNA tests to the tool box!
Information on participation on both diseases can be found on newly created web sites. We are fortunate to have Dr. Friedenberg’s dedication and expertise in this endeavor.
Please contact him if you have a dog that you’d like to participate in either study.
If you have any questions about the study please contact someone on the Health Committee.
With Great Enthusiasm,
Addi Pittman, Chairman
Bruce Barrett, DVM