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(Updated 6/5/01)

CIMDA joins forces with Cambridge on Auot-Immune Disease


IN THE first survey of its kind ever conducted by a major veterinary university, The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge, is working with Canine Immune Mediated Disease Awareness (CIMDA) in issuing a questionnaire to establish a true picture of the incidence, and apparent increase, of auto-immune disease within the UK dog population.

The survey aims to investigate possible genetic susceptibility and potential triggering factors in the following conditions: Addison’s Disease, Auto-Immune Haemolytic Anaemia, Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia, Hypothyroidism, Immune-Meditated Polyarthritis, Auto-Immune Skin Diseases, and Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.

Anyone who has a dog which has been diagnosed with any of these conditions, or who believes their dog may be suffering from an as yet undiagnosed condition, or has an auto-immune condition not included in this list, is asked to write for a questionnaire (sae appreciated) to CIMDA, 73 Osidge Lane, Southgate, London N14 5JL, tel 020 8368 9148 or email jo@cimda. fsnet.co.uk