Kara R. Gornik

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The first white Doberman pinscher (WDP) dog was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1976. The novelty of the white coat color resulted in extensive line breeding of this dog and her offspring. The WDP phenotype closely resembles human oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) and clinicians noticed a seemingly high prevalence of pigmented masses on these dogs.(More)
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old Morgan mare was evaluated because of a corneal ulceration. CLINICAL FINDINGS An irregular, deep stromal corneal ulcer in an area of malacia was noted in the left eye. Hypopyon was present in the ventral portion of the anterior chamber with moderate aqueous flare. The nictitating membrane of the left eye had hairs originating(More)
A 7 yr old, neutered male Japanese chin presented to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (CSVMTU) for evaluation of chronic unilateral orbital swelling that worsened following an episode of respiratory distress. The left eye had been enucleated 5 yr previously. Intermittent mild-to-moderate left orbital swelling had been noted by(More)
A 7-month-old male intact Boerboel presented to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for the evaluation of ocular discharge. Bilateral multifocal serous retinal detachments were noted on fundus examination as an incidental finding. Genetic testing confirmed the dog to be homozygous for a mutation in the BEST1 gene, where a C73(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine central corneal thickness (total corneal thickness [TCT], epithelial thickness [ET], and stromal thickness [ST]), anterior chamber depth (ACD), and intraocular pressure (IOP) in Kemp's ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii). DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 25 healthy rehabilitated juvenile Kemp's ridley sea(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of uveal cysts and pigmentary uveitis (PU) in Golden Retrievers in 3 Midwestern states. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 164 American Kennel Club-registered Golden Retrievers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. PROCEDURES For all dogs, biomicroscopic and binocular indirect(More)
OBJECTIVE The increasing importance of canine retinal dystrophy models means accurate vision testing is needed. This study was performed to evaluate a four-choice vision testing technique for any difference in outcome measures with repeated evaluations of the same dogs. ANIMALS STUDIED   Four 11-month-old RPE65-deficient dogs. PROCEDURES Vision was(More)
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