Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (Howell Reference Books)

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Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (Howell Reference Books)

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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.
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3 Responses to “Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (Howell Reference Books)”
  1. Steven Williams says:
    41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mandatory Reading For Every Reputable Breeder, December 17, 1999
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    Steven Williams (Austin, Texas) –

    This review is from: Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (Howell Reference Books) (Hardcover)

    I have read books on genetics before, but this is the first that I was able to read through without a problem. Balances technical concepts with practicality. Also, indicates how it will take more than just OFA/CERF testing and points to the need for Breeders and National Breed Clubs to join in an open/honest atmosphere in order to more efficiently determine and solve genetic problems. This is a must read for every reputable breeder !

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  2. Rene says:
    31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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    An essential book for anyone who breeds dogs., May 10, 1999
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    Rene (Gardena, California, USA) –

    This review is from: Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (Howell Reference Books) (Hardcover)

    Dr. Padgett’s book is unique in the field of canine genetics. Rather than delving into Mendelian theory, he dispenses with a formal discusion and gets right to the heart of the problem. A strong proponent of Open Registries he explains the difference between closed registries such as OFA and CERF and why use of closed registries will never allow breeders to eliminate genetic disease from their lines. Dr. Padgett provides tools, techniques and tables to allow breeders to analyze their pedigrees and make informed decisions regarding prospective matings in an effort to control disease occurrence. He also outlines steps breed clubs and breeders can take towards using Open Registries as a means of gathering data needed to determine the mode of inheritance for genetic diseases affecting their breed. Finally, a text on canine genetic disease that tells the whole story.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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    A must for any dog breeder, August 6, 1999
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    This review is from: Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (Howell Reference Books) (Hardcover)

    Without burying the reader in genetics, the author provides an outline for an effective system to control genetic diseases. If every breeder followed the recommendations set forth in this book, the quality of purebreed dogs would improve. Dr.Padgett is a proponent of open registries as a means to increase our knowledge of the genetic traits, both good and bad. In summary, a brilliant book for bring genetic diseases out of the closet.

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