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Following is a link to the Winter 2011 AKC Canine Health Foundation Discoveries Newsletter. There are two articles that are of particular interest to me, one on autoimmune disease in dogs and the other on Pug Dog encephalitis. The article on autoimmune disease in dogs specifically mentions IMTP and the article on Pug Dog encephalitis maybe, please God, will lead us down the path to unlocking the mystery known as GME.

http://www.akcchf.org/news-events/library/articles/Winter-2011-Discoveries-Newsletter.pdf
 

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This was very informative. Thanks for sharing. I have a GME/NME dog. Nice to know they may be able to prevent this in the future. There is so little understanding of autoimmune disorders.
 

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This breakthrough is so promising for the Pug Dog folks. I know a lot of vets say that GME/NME is a "white dog" issue but Pugs sure aren't white dogs and they have been dealing with this issue and pouring millions of dollars into research for decades now. They don't have a marker but at least they have something that will help them make future breeding choices. And every breakthrough, no matter how small, benefits all of us.
 

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This breakthrough is so promising for the Pug Dog folks. I know a lot of vets say that GME/NME is a "white dog" issue but Pugs sure aren't white dogs and they have been dealing with this issue and pouring millions of dollars into research for decades now. They don't have a marker but at least they have something that will help them make future breeding choices. And every breakthrough, no matter how small, benefits all of us.
I have spent a lot of time on the GME/NME boards. I will say that the majority of posters are Maltese and Pug owners. But I see quite a few MinPins, poodles, and a sheltie or two and an occasional large dog. It truly can strike any dog.
 

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I have spent a lot of time on the GME/NME boards. I will say that the majority of posters are Maltese and Pug owners. But I see quite a few MinPins, poodles, and a sheltie or two and an occasional large dog. It truly can strike any dog.
Dachshunds and Chis seem to be among the top, too. Min Pins were the surprise for me given the fact that at least in this area of the country they are not one of the really popular breeds.
 

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Hi I am new here and although I dont own a malte I have a 2 and a half yr old little boy boston terrier named Jake that needs help. Jake is like a son to me and this is literally tearing my heart out. He was diagnosed about a year ago with GME (after an MRI and spinal tap). This came about because he started having seizures and after dealing with the local vet with little to no success I decided he needed better treatment/help. We have taken him to a neuro specialist (the group that diagnosed him) and the initial treatment of pretnesone along with K+Bromide seemed to do the trick...well it did for about 6 months and as we were thinking he was in the clear we were tapering his pretneson and the seizures returned. We started to increase his pret again but it has no only not helped but has cause pancreatitus. We also have him on Percarbozine now but nothing is seeming to work. I am desperate for help. I will do anything to save my dogs life, he is more a member of my family than most could understand. I have recently been told of the anti inflammatory properties of green lipped mussle extract. I am ordering some today in hopes of helping him.

If anyone out there has any other suggestions please let me know, I am desperate and feel helpless...

Thanks for any and all help out there.
jeff
 
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