If you breed dogs for any reason, you must own this book. Genetic diseases are among the most serious hazards on the landscape of modern dog breeding and one of the most vexing challenges facing today's dog breeders. Is it appropriate to open the gene pool to unwanted conditions in the pursuit of physical perfection, or must breeding to the Standard take a back seat to producing healthy animals?
In Control of Canine Genetic Diseases, renowned authority George A. Padgett, DVM, provides an expert road map to help dog breeders everywhere avoid the pitfalls they are almost destined to encounter. For anyone whose goal is to produce healthy, functional and beautiful dogs, this is the book they need. Dr. Padgett provides clear explanations of modes of inheritance, how to conduct and analyze test matings and how to lower the chances of producing affected animals. Numerous tables, diagrams and graphs further enhance the text to facilitate the breeder's understanding.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction.
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Background.
Chapter 3: The Development of Pedigrees.
Chapter 4: Modes of Inheritance.
Chapter 5: Tables and Probabilities.
Chapter 6: The Interpretation and Use of Pedigrees to Determine the Genetic Status of Given Dogs.
Chapter 7: The Interpretation and Use of Pedigrees to Determine the Probable Mode of Inheritance of a Trait.
Chapter 8: Test-Mating.
Chapter 9: Registries and Prioritizing Genetic Diseases.
Chapter 10: Breed Clubs and Control of Genetic Disease.
Chapter 11: For the Breeder.
Appendix 1: Genetic Disease Predisposition by Breed.
Appendix 2: Brief Definitions of Canine Genetic Disorders with Affected Breeds.
The Author: George A. Padgett, DVM, professor of pathology at Michigan State University, is one of the world's most celebrated researchers, writers and lecturers on the entire subject of canine genetic diseases. He has published numerous papers and has appeared before close to 100 breed clubs, speaking on this specialty.
Hardcover 272 pages