I hope this finds you well. As promised- here’s the update.
We discussed the preliminary database assessment today, and I would summarise as follows;
· The database is really detailed and well structured. You and your team have done an incredible job in collating and maintaining this information.
· Based on Paolo’s calculations, we estimate the heritability of DCM, and DCM/sudden death, to be roughly around 0.43 in this population.
· On this basis it is feasible to develop an effective EBV program to reduce the prevalence of both DCM and DCM/sudden death for dogs in this pedigree.