Characterization of Kidney Disease in Boxers

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Purpose and Brief Explanation of Study:

The purpose of this project is to characterize the most common type(s) of kidney disease in American Boxer dogs in order to identify a possible genetic cause of the disease.

What qualifies my dog for enrollment in this in this trial?

An American Boxer Dog diagnosed with kidney disease, along with its close relatives, is eligible for participation.

What does enrolling my dog in this clinical trial involve?

Your dog will participate in this study on one occasion at either your regular veterinary office or a specialty veterinary practice. This visit may take approximately one hour. Both blood and urine will be used for diagnostic testing, and DNA will also be isolated from the blood for genetic analysis in order to detect possible mutations that are causing the disease.

Client Compensation

The AKC-CHF grant will cover the cost of the renal biopsy / autopsy evaluation (if this is performed), urinalysis, serum chemistry, urine protein gel electrophoresis, and DNA isolation (approximately $850 value).

The client will pay for the appointment for the clinical evaluation, CBC analysis prior to biopsy, and the biopsy procedure to obtain the tissues.

Client Contact

If you believe your pet may be eligible to enter this study, please click here to fill out a questionnaire. 

Dr. Jessica Hokamp,