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Genetic Diseases of Dogs: A Guide to Diagnosis and Control

By: D Patterson

288 pages, 23cm 288 150ill.(144col.) Cloth


Hardback | 2019 | #139045 | ISBN-13: 9780815143802
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This is a guide for veterinarians, dog owners and breeders. Topics covered include DNA structure of normal genes and examples of abnormalities in gene structure known to cause genetic diseases in dogs. The common patterns of inheritance of genetic diseases in families and breeds are outlined and explained on the basis of principles of gene transmission, dominance and recessivitiy. Factors contributing to the high frequency of genetic disorders in purebred dogs are explained and discussed.


Chapter 1 Genes and Gene Defects. Chapter 2 Inheritance of Genetic Diseases in Dogs. Chapter 3 Mapping and Cloning Disease Genes in the Dog. Chapter 4 Summary of the Problem of Genetic Diseases in the Dog. Chapter 5 Solutions to the Problem of Genetic Diseases in Dogs. Chapter 6 The Canine Genetic Disease Information System. Chapter 7 Summary of Canine Genetic Diseases. Appendix: Color illustrations of 144 AKC Dog Breeds.

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