Research study to investigate the incidence of orofacial clefts at birth

We have been asked to participate in a research study to investigate the incidence of orofacial clefts (cleft lip, cleft palate or both) at birth in various breeds of dogs. This study is being performed by professor Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, and other colleagues in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

They would like to anonymously survey breeders to determine how many live births of dogs with cleft lip or palate occurred in their breeding programs over a 12-month period. They are asking breed parent clubs and associated foundations for help distributing the survey and encouraging breeders to participate.

Here is a link to the survey.  You may share among your regional clubs. You may contact me if you have any questions.

https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFjjygwfW7atWIJ

Ann Marie Buonanno