One Health: Learning from Our Best Friends – Canine Chiari & Syringomyelia
2019 Bobby Jones CSF Think Tank
SPRINGHILL SUITES DOWNTOWN - SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 13, 2019
The 2019 Think Tank research meeting brought together thought leaders in the field of Chiari and related disorders, featuring presentations of novel research in Chiari, syringomyelia and more.
Prof. Clare Rusbridge
describes her incredible work studying Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia in dogs.
Much of Prof. Rusbridge and her colleagues' work surrounds the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed, which is reported to have up to 80% incidence of Chiari malformation
. Many other of the smallest breed dogs also frequently have a Chiari-like malformation, syringomyelia or other disorder that is related to a small skull or facial bone structure.
New technology in the machine learning and genetics spaces have also greatly contributed to our knowledge of the genes that affect Chiari, syringomyelia and other neurological disorders in dogs. All this new knowledge about Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia in our best friends can add real value to the study of these conditions in humans.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Bobby Jones CSF Think Tank Meeting in San Diego, CA. (2019)