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Debilitating effects of disease on toy dog breeds uncovered

Thursday, February 13, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janice Kim
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212183555.htm

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A new study from the University of Surrey, published today in the journalPLOS One, has identified the specific effect Chiari malformation has on the shape of a dog's skull and brain. This condition has become prevalent as a result of selective breeding and affects many toy dog breeds which have been bred to look more doll-like, including Griffon Bruxellois, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chihuahuas and their crosses.


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