Craniomandibular Osteopathy (CMO)

January 1, 2012 / 5 mins read

The Westie Foundation was contacted by a researcher in Switzerland in February, 2010, about the possibility of collecting samples of affected CMO (craniomandibular osteopathy) dogs and their families. Dr. Cord Droegmeuller , Institute of Genetics at Berne, Switzerland is heading this research and currently they have made one run of samples on CMO by snip chip analysis to find a gene marker.

After much discussion back and forth by Dr. John Robertson and Dr. Droegmeuller, it was decided the best way to support the research was to collect, store and freeze samples at Virginia Tech with Dr. Robertson who would then catalog and ship the samples to Switzerland.