GOOD NEWS!!! CHF NORWICH TERRIER PUPPY LUNG STUDY HAS BEEN FUNDED!!!
Dear NTCA Members and Friends,
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt Williams DVM, PhD (Michigan State University) has been awarded a competitive Canine Health Foundation grant award to study developmental lung disease in Norwich Terrier puppies. This award is for a 2-year project beginning March 1, 2018. The CHF award amount $116,076.
The project title is: Characterizing Developmental Lung Disease as Cause of Sudden Death in the Norwich Terrier.
In his preliminary work to collect pilot data for this grant application, Dr. Williams found that early unexplained deaths of Norwich Terrier puppies are associated with abnormal lung development and pulmonary vascular disease.
Norwich Terrier breeders can help advance this work. In the unfortunate event that you have a young puppy die, refrigerate the body (do not freeze) and contact Dr. Williams right away via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Norwich Terrier Lung Study” in the subject line of the email. As of today, he has received 18 puppies total. We will keep the website updated.
-Jane Schubart 1-18-2018