Monday, March 17, 2008

Day Blindness in the Wirehaired Dachshund

Retina from a dog suffering from day blindness. (Credit: Erns-Otto Ropstad, NVH)

Our dad gets all excited about innovative medical studies, especially when a dachshund is involved, but we're much more worried about when our next meal will make its appearance. For his Ph. D. degree, Ernst-Otto Ropstad of Asker, Norway, investigated the retinal disease called cone-rod dystrophy in the Norwegian population of wirehaired dachshunds. His findings are of comparative interest for the corresponding disease in humans. Read all about it at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Medicine.

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