I found this on the web.   They want information about dogs
that HAVE bloated and those who have NOT.

From: Carmen Battaglia

"Here is the message about the Bloat survey I would like to reach
as many delegates, breeders and parent clubs as possible. This is important
research and we need participation from all the breeds.

The literature on Bloat points in many directions which has not
brought breeders any closer to a solution. For these reasons we have
developed a new survey that focuses on some of the factors that might contribute to its occurrence.

We need breeders: That had a dog that bloated and/or a dog that did
not bloat. This survey is the joint effort of Dr. Carmen Battaglia PHd of
the AKC and Dr. Cindy Otto DVM, Univ. Penn, Vet School.

Our goal is to look at conditions that are relevant to the further
study of this disease. Your contribution is appreciated. A summary of the
results and findings will be posted on our website www.breedingbetterdogs.com
http://www.breedingbetterdogs.com/; in November 2010.

Click here to complete the survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WS2VKFP "

Thanks for any help that you can give to this effort

Dr. Carmen L Battaglia  

In the absence of any real information about bloat and its reasons, I think any survey on bloat is worth doing If you feel the same maybe you might like to participate. Glenis