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westieexamTrial for West Highland White Terrier dogs with normal eyes, or dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome in the West Highland White Terrier dog

Purpose and Brief Study Description:

Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a devastating disease that can cause ocular pain and potential blindness. It is seen more frequently in West Highland White Terriers (WHWTs) in comparison to other breeds.

Objective:

This study is investigating if there is an identifiable genetic component of dry eye syndrome in Westies.

Enrollment Criteria:
To participate in this trial, a dog must be a West Highland White Terrier with dry eye syndrome, or a West Highland White Terrier with NO ocular abnormalities that is at least 8 years old.

What does enrollment into this trial involve?

When enrolled, your dog will receive a thorough eye exam and a tear film test. Blood will also be collected for DNA analysis.

Client Compensation:

Enrollment into this trial covers all costs of the eye exam, tear test, and blood collection.

Contact Information:

Please contact Misty Bear, Clinical Trials Coordinator, for more information:

Phone: (785)532-3046; email: ClinicalTrials@vet.k-state.edu