Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Two things...a "thank you" & a little reminder!

Hi everyone

First & foremost, I’d like to thank everyone who has contacted Di Addicott (either by phone or email) to check whether or not their Vizsla’s DNA sample would be useful for the current research project into Polymyositis.

Now for the second thing…following a few calls/emails, there seems to be a bit of confusion around the PM research project itself – some people were under the impression that they had already contributed to the research as they had provided a DNA sample a couple of years ago via a “cheek swab”. This “cheek swab” project was actually for something completely different – it was for a possible Epilepsy project.

The Polymyositis SALIVA KITS are something quite different…they are state of the art & are capable of collecting high yield, good quality, DNA.

So, if you haven’t had a chance to get in touch with Di yet…PLEASE, PLEASE could you do so as soon as possible – every phone call, every email &, ultimately, every sample will bring us one step closer to finding the genetic marker for this horrendous disease that is causing so much pain & suffering to our beloved red friends & their two-legged guardians.

Di will be able to tell you immediately if your dogs sample would be useful to the project…her contact details are: 01576 202258 or

Thank you again in advance!

Take care…big hugs for all those gorgeous red boys & girls!!

Juliet x


  1. Contacted Diane, apparently my two are not needed at this point in time :-)

  2. Brilliant - thanks for doing that!