Hi everyone. It was suggested in another thread that we should keep track and gather data of tumors in gliders to see if perhaps there may be any correlation with breeding and diet
The goal of this would be that perhaps gaining new knowledge about tumors might help us in preventing tumors in more gliders (through selective breeding or changes to their diets
) or perhaps in reducing their risk factors.
I am offering to gather the data from people and of course if anything jumps out I'd let everyone know right away, but this would probably be a pretty long term study as there have been a lot of posts lately about tumors but it still seems relatively rare.
I have a science degree, but anyone who has a strong background in statistical analysis or anybody who knows their glider-experienced vet
would want to jump on board with this, help would be greatly appreciated as I am certainly no expert.If a glider you currently own or a glider you have previously owned has experienced cancer, if you'd like to contribute data to this study, please PM me the information below:
-Glider's name and gender
-Type of cancer your glider has/had: (lymphoma? liver tumor? etc)
-How old was the glider at diagnosis
-Any information you have about the glider's lineage
(please be as specific as possible)
-Any other info you consider useful, including (but not limited to):
-how long did your glider live after diagnosis?
-What medical treatment/therapies/etc. did you try to use with your glider?
-Also, any thoughts on treatments that seemed "helpful/successful" or "not helpful."
Thanks in advance to anyone who would be willing to send data for this study.
I tried to do this info as an attachment because it would be easier to gather data that way, but I guess I can't use that type of editable format