A team of veterinarians at Colorado State University will collect a wealth of data from 3,000 golden retrievers for the duration of the dogs' lives in what will be the biggest and longest such study ever done. The project aims to study illnesses in dogs including bone cancer, lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma, while collecting data on diabetes, arthritis, epilepsy and other conditions that can affect both dogs and people. The dogs' regular veterinarians will be responsible for data and sample collection and submission. Because dogs have a relatively short lifespan compared with humans, the findings could help dogs and humans relatively soon.
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