Form 4 for Yorkie Encephalitis
If you have a healthy Yorkie and are interested in contributing to our research efforts, please consider having your pet donate a DNA sample. We are always
looking for healthy control dogs and these samples are critical to the research efforts. Ideally healthy control dogs should be between 5-12 years old but
samples will be accepted from younger and older dogs as well. If you are interested, please see the sample collection instructions below and fill out and
email the necessary information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAMPLE COLLECTION AND SHIPMENT:
Your pet's DNA can be collected in one of two ways: from a small blood sample collected by your veterinarian (preferred) or from a cheek swab.
Have your veterinarian collect and ship your pet's blood to us. We need 2-3ml of blood in an EDTA tube. Blood can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week prior to shipment.
If you would prefer to get a cheek swab for your pet, please contact Dr. Barber (email@example.com) to acquire the necessary supplies and instructions.
Samples can be shipped at room temperature to:
Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
501 DW Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Please include complete medical records for the animal, including vaccination dates and manufacturers. Individual veterinarians will be responsible for obtaining permission to use the pet's tissues for genetics research. If needed, veterinarians can contact Dr. Renee Barber if they would like help developing a release form for owners to sign.
Press the 'send' button when you are done. For correction before sending, press 'oops' If the form isn't working, please just e-mail Us the information.
(Please don't use a P.O. Box for addresses, we need an actual location)
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