Ectopic UreterThe Story So Far
At the same time as the Epilepsy project, the Ectopic Ureter project was also initiated. Again, in conjunction with the Animal Health Trust, DNA cheek swabs were taken from affected and close relatives of affected. To date almost 150 samples have been collected. PDF sample submission forms are shown. Anyone wishing help, support and advice should contact Margaret. Until recently it was thought that Ectopic Ureter affected only females, but recent developments have proven this to be incorrect. Males can be affected without showing clinical signs.
The Current Situation The University of Cambridge can correct most Ectopic Ureter females using ultra sound and laser treatment. The cost is a fraction of the surgical method (around £1600 for investigation and correction), is performed at 16 weeks of age and is very successful. In addition, the University have entered into a joint research project with The Golden Retriever Breed Council and the Animal Health Trust. Over the next 6 months, 50 Golden Retrievers will be screened using ultra sound and the findings will be published. Please see leaflet and information supplied by the University.
Anyone wanting help, support or advice should contact Margaret