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English Setter Fanciers vs Epilepsy

Organized by: English Setters Fanciers Unite

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THE STORY:

English Setter Fanciers are calling for everyone around the World who agree that DNA markers are the key to trying to eliminate or at best curtail epilepsy in the breed to donate to this fundraiser to send funds for further research to the University of Missouri who have been working tirelessly to find markers in many breeds, to now, also focus on English Setters.  The initial plan would be to do Whole Genome Sequences on 1-3 epileptic English Setters. The cost of WGS has just come down, and now is $2500 per dog (half what it was just a few weeks ago!). Ideally, we’d like to do 2 or 3 affected dogs, and then mine the resulting data for possible epilepsy mutations. If we’re very lucky, maybe something obvious will appear in that analysis – but most likely epilepsy is going to be complex, and we will be looking at multiple risk factors combining to push an individual past a threshold, resulting in seizures. The second phase would be making multiplexed panels of possible epilepsy mutations, and screening hundreds or thousands of dogs. With new technology coming available to the University of Missouri, at the cost of $180,000 in the next few months, they will be able to screen many dogs for many mutations very efficiently. This phase of the project is anticipated to be launched in about a year, at a cost of about $10,000 per breed included.  Funds are needed for ongoing research and it is our hope that we can depend on all of the English Setter Fanciers around the World. Please help.......donate!

$3,325

 

33% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • English Setters Fanciers Unite

    $100

  • Jill Warren, Esthete English Setters

    $100

  • Kathy Rodriguez

    $100

  • Ann Elise Ware

    $100

  • Rhonda Dillman

    $100

  • James and Pamela Ledbetter

    $200

  • Kim E. Myers

    $100

  • M A and Peter Samuelson

    $100

  • Sue Johnson

     

  • Bridget Bodine , DeCoverly Kennels

    $100

  • Jennifer Stastny

    $100

  • Russ & Tricia Stanczyk

    $50

  • Corky and Fred Carlisle

    $200

  • Shelley and Larry Schwerdt

    $100

  • Andrea Mann

    $50

  • Setter Ridge

    $100

  • The Lewis family Australia

    $200

  • Mia Vavrova

    $100

  • FANCHON

    $100

  • Suzie Bosshart

    $50

  • Mike & Sue Shelton

     

  • Amy & Pam Miller

    $50

  • Dennis Scott

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marshall & Tannley Goldberg

    $100

  • Emily and Allegra

    $100

  • Lori Stewart

    $100

  • Seeforeverfarm

    $150

  • Veronica & Ernie Harrington

    $50

  • Hilary Oakes

    $100

  • Barbara & Latin Lover setter gang ....

    $100

  • Sagramore English setters. Chuck and Joan Constantine

    $100

  • Lynn Neff - Prairie Crest English Setters

    $100

  • Elizabeth Burrows

    $50

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Donor Comments

Elizabeth Burrows

Elizabeth Burrows

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lynn Neff - Prairie Crest English Setters

Lynn Neff - Prairie Crest English Setters

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Sagramore English setters. Chuck and Joan Constantine

Sagramore English setters. Chuck and Joan Constantine

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Barbara & Latin Lover setter gang ....

Barbara & Latin Lover setter gang ....

DONATION: $100

In memory of all the Setters passing away for this horrible desease.... May the 2016 Bringh us a TEST ! 2 years ago

Hilary Oakes

Hilary Oakes

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Veronica & Ernie Harrington

Veronica & Ernie Harrington

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Seeforeverfarm

Seeforeverfarm

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Lori Stewart

Lori Stewart

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Emily and Allegra

Emily and Allegra

DONATION: $100

and for Bonnie 2 years ago

Marshall & Tannley Goldberg

Marshall & Tannley Goldberg

DONATION: $100

Dedicated to the elimination of this horrible disease. 2 years ago

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