Predictors of Hip Dysplasia

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Canine Hip Dysplasia is Predictable by Genotyping.
Guo G, Zhou Z, Wang Y, Zhao K, Zhu L, Lust G, Hunter L, Friedenberg S, Li J, Zhang Y, Harris S, Jones P, Sandler J, Krotscheck U, Todhunter R, Zhang Z.
OBJECTIVE: To establish a predictive method using whole nome
genotyping for early intervention in canine hip dysplasia (CHD) risk
management, for the prevention of the progression of secondary
osteoarthritis (OA), and for selective breeding. Continue reading Predictors of Hip Dysplasia

Specific breed risks

Top 10 Breed-Specific risks; PDF file from Ohio State Univ.
See the top 10 problems for a . . . → Read More: Specific breed risks

Vets asked to report Cesarean Operations

25 Nov 2010
Veterinary associations are asking vets to start reporting cesarean operations to the Kennel Club in the new year as part of the profession’s commitment to improving dog health and welfare. Continue reading Vets asked to report Cesarean Operations

Genetics & Breeding strategies

Essays for the dog breeder.

Follow these links to great book chapters on breeding and genetics by Dr. Thorpe-Vargas

Introduction: Dog breeding moves to the next level
Chapter 1: Extraordinary diversity
Chapter 2: A genetics primer
Chapter 3: What you get is not necessarily what you see!
Chapter 4: Ethics and breeding strategies
Chapter 5: The shallow end of the gene pool
Chapter 6: . . . → Read More: Genetics & Breeding strategies

Genetic Testing and Genetic Counseling in Pet and Breeding Dogs

A must read presentation from the 2010 WSAVA Congress by Jerold S. Bell, DVM (North Grafton, MA, USA) including the following topics:

Genetic Tests
Genetic Counseling for Owners
Genetic Counseling for Breeders
Autosomal Recessive Disorders
Autosomal Dominant Disorders
Sex-Linked Disorders
Polygenic Disorders/Complex Inheritance
CLICK . . . → Read More: Genetic Testing and Genetic Counseling in Pet and Breeding Dogs

Inherited Diseases in Dogs : Cambridge University

This web site contains a guide to diseases/conditions of pure bred dogs which are likely to be transmitted wholly or partly through a genetic mechanism.

* Search the Inherited Diseases in Dogs Database

The site is not designed as a diagnostic system, and I cannot offer individual veterinary advice. If you suspect that your dog is suffering from . . . → Read More: Inherited Diseases in Dogs : Cambridge University

Study Looks At Canine Cancer Genes

Michigan State University veterinarians are taking part in a two-year, $5.3 million project to analyze five cancers in dogs, research that could offer new insight into canine cancer genes and their potential impact on the human form of the disease.
“Because purebred dogs have been selected to have specific physical and behavioral traits, their background genetics, within breeds, are very similar, with that ‘background noise’ suppressed, cancer genes are made more obvious.”Barbara Kitchell, director of MSU’s Center for Comparative Oncology said. Continue reading Study Looks At Canine Cancer Genes