Osteosarcoma Genes Discovered!

NikkiRads1As most of you know, osteosarcoma (OSA) is the #1 cause of death in retired racing Greyhounds, accounting for 25-30% of all deaths in the breed, yet, it is extremely rare in AKC Greyhounds, and relatively rare in Galgos. After having ruled out numerous risk factors for OSA associated with racing (i.e.; is it the trauma, stress, nutrition, etc during racing?), we have been focusing on genetics for the past several years.

Now, for the breaking news: the scientific article on the Greyhound OSA genes conducted in collaboration with the Broad Institute group has been accepted for publication and will likely be published before the end of the year! Once the paper is published, I will share with you how this major discovery will impact the incidence of OSA in the breed.