Center for Companion Animal Health

Canine Immunogenetics and Immunologic Diseases Conference - 1998

This landmark conference on canine immunogenetics and immunologic diseases was co-sponsored by the American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation, and attracted more than sixty researchers from eight countries around the world. Presentations covered three broad areas of research:

Immunological Diseases

  • Immune diseases of the dog, overviewCanine autoimmune haemolytic anemiaVaccine-induced auto antibodiesAutoimmune connective tissue diseaseAllergen-specific IgE and IgGd antibodiesPossible allergens in flea salivary gland extractsCanine X-linked severe combined immunodeficiencyInterleukin-2; interleukin-12; T-cell development (various studies)Bone marrow transplantation for canine immunodeficiencyDietary omega fatty acid ratios in young and geriatric dogsTreatment of immune-mediated and inflammatory diseases of dogsCanine rheumatoid arthritisInflammatory processes in autoimmune diseaseImmune response against allografts in dogsImmunological disease pathogenesisCanine lymphocytic neoplasia
  • Myasthenia Gravis


  • Canine genetic map; overview of canine "Major Histocompatibility Complex"Identification of new canine DRB1 allelesVariation of DLA with breed
  • Linkage disequilibrium between alleles in various dog breeds

Organ Transplantation

  • Renal transplantation at UC Davis
  • Canine Islet Cell transplantationStem cell transplantation

ISAG Workshop

  • DLA Class I and II typingS
  • The first canine Major Histocompatibility Complex nomenclature meeting.