Fund Albert & Oscar: “The heritability of the laxity index. How fast can we progress?”

01 August 2022 → 31 July 2023
Funding by bilateral agreement (private and foundations)
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary anatomy, morphology and (clinical) pathology
    • Veterinary genetics
    • Veterinary medical imaging
Veterinary medicine
Project description

Hip dysplasia is one of the most frequent orthopedic disorders responsible for rejections in assistance dogs. In this specific study, we thoroughly investigate the laxity index, a measurement important for diagnostics, to quantify the heritability. This is important as there is a direct link between the response on selection, the stringency of selection and the heritability. Once this is determined, it will become possible to determine the optimal selection coefficient necessary to achieve sufficient progress