Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy: Boston Terrier

Dr. Keith Montgomery and the Genetics Laboratory at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine are performing a research study to identify the gene mutation responsible for corneal endothelial dystrophy in Boston Terriers. Our goal is to use this research to develop a DNA test and help breeders decrease the frequency of this disease in Boston Terriers.

We are inviting new participants for this study:

  • Boston Terriers of any age diagnosed with corneal endothelial dystrophy by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist
  • Boston Terriers at least 10 years of age with normal eye examinations
  • DNA from your dog is submitted by blood draw performed by a veterinarian or veterinary technician
Please have the ophthalmologist who diagnosed your dog contact Dr. Montgomery, (919-515-8117) for more information to ensure that your dog is a candidate for the study. (Study Information for Ophthalmologists is available for download here.) All information provided with the samples is strictly confidential.
Blood (DNA) sample instructions:
  • Send 2 – 3 mls of blood in an EDTA tube (refrigerate prior to shipping)
  • Sample does not need to be refrigerated during shipment
  • Double bag blood sample or place in secondary container to avoid breakage or spills
Please complete this form and return along with the sample to:
NCSU – College of Veterinary Medicine
ATTN: Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Dr. Montgomery (Ocular genetics)
Research Bldg. 228
1060 William Moore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27607

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