Pectinate ligament dysplasia (PLD)

Project description

Pectinate ligament dysplasia (PLD) refers to abnormal structure of the pectinate ligaments in the chamber angles. PLD predisposes to glaucoma, which in turn can be a vision-threatening disease, especially if left untreated.

 

Breeds

Basset Hound, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Flat-Coated Retriever, Siberian Husky.

Samples from PLD affected dogs in any breed are welcome.

 

Which samples are needed:

  • dogs that have been diagnosed with PLD
  • close relatives (parents, siblings, offspring) of the affected dogs
  • healthy dogs over 6 years of age

 

Veterinary certificate copies requested from all eye examined dogs

  • veterinary ophthalmological certificates
  • other veterinary certificates

 

Links:

  1. How to participate.
  2. Health surveillance questionnaire.

 

Contact us:

Saija Ahonen, MSc. (saija.ahonen@helsinki.fi)

Maria Kaukonen, DVM (maria.kaukonen@helsinki.fi)

phone +358 (0) 29 4125678