Control of Canine Genetic Diseases (英語) ハードカバー – 1998/10/26
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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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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.
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Any one serious about breeding pure breed dogs should have an understanding of the genetics of there breed and this books goes a longway in helping to get an understanding on how genetic traits are passed on through family trees and how to best avoid the problems and pit falls.
The sections on genetics, pedigress, test matings etc are well written and easy to understand. There are practice questions at the end of each chapter (plus answers), reinforcing the material. The questions also teach how to apply the tables and charts.
There are numerous charts and tables that take the harder math out of genetic calculations. Included is a list of diseases by breed.