AHS & TGen’s Innovative Study: Valley Fever in Dogs
- First goal is to register 10,000 dogs in TGen’s Valley Fever P.A.W.S. study. Register your dog today: tgen.org/vfpaws
- TGEN and the Arizona Humane Society are teaming up on a study of Valley Fever in dogs.
- Valley Fever also affects people and the study could lead to research on humans.
3TV’s Pets on Parade
The Arizona Republic
How dog drool may help TGen fight valley fever
One of Arizona’s premier medical-research groups would like a bit of your dog’s drool. TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, is conducting a study of the molecular underpinnings of the fungus that causes valley fever in dogs as a possible precursor to studying the illness in humans. The Phoenix research group recently teamed up with the Arizona Humane Society to promote the study and garner more canine saliva samples.