Fanconi dogs internet discussion list
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  • This was just posted on another list from one of the moderators of the Yahoo Group for Fanconi dogs

    Hi, Everybody,

    I'm one of the moderators, along with Betsy Polglase and Cheryl
    Silver, for the Fanconidogs internet discussion list, and we want to
    let you know about a change we're making in the list's membership
    policy. Before the direct DNA test was available, there was no way to
    know positively that dogs would be affected by Fanconi until they
    began to show overt symptoms such as spilling sugar. And since the
    list was originally set up as a support system for people who were
    dealing with the day-to-day issues of caring for a Fanconi-afflicted
    dog, we only allowed people to join the list after their dogs had a
    definitive diagnosis.

    Now things are different because of the DNA test, and we have
    reconsidered our membership policy. From now on, anybody who has
    received a positive DNA result for Fanconi is more than welcome to
    join. Just go to this site: http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=fanconidogs
    and click on "Join this Group."

    As you may be aware, Dr. Gonto and others are working on a new Fanconi
    treatment protocol which is due out sometime next year. This may
    allow owners of dogs who have tested postive for Fanconi to begin
    treatment before any symptoms appear. And even if your dog is not
    ready to start the protocol yet, you may find it helpful to know what
    types of issues you will be dealing with at some point down the road.

    By the way, we have a number of dogs on the list who are not
    basenjis. We have also had some dogs with acquired Fanconi – rather
    than Fanconi that was genetically transmitted. Jerky treats from
    China seem to be the biggest culprit in a dog's getting the acquired
    form of the disease. If you know anyone with a pet of any variety who
    suffers from Fanconi, please let them know about our discussion list.

    I will post this on the lists I belong to, but please feel free to
    forward it to any other lists or persons who might benefit.

    Thanks!

    Eva

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  • M

    i just request these list, thanks

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  • K

    I have a five year old Basenji female that has just been diagnosed with Fanconi. I'm looking for any treatment information available.

    Thank you.

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