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Hardcover Control of Canine Genetic Diseases Book

ISBN: 0876050046

ISBN13: 9780876050040

Control of Canine Genetic Diseases

(Part of the Howell reference books Series)

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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Best Book on Canine Genetics

I have recommended this book to everyone I know that is interested in breeding. Very informative, good concrete tips on how to correct genetic disease in purebred dogs without loosing type. Written for the layperson. Every breeder should read this book and use its methods to correct genetic disorders and improve their bloodlines for show. I have read it several times already. Without a doubt the best book I have read on this subject.

Essential Reading

This book is well-written, practical and easy to read from cover to cover. Genetic diseases is potentially a very dry subject yet Padgett's discussion of canine genetic diseases is even humorous at times.Do not be put off by a book that looks as if it will be difficult to understand. Only a *very basic* knowledge of genetics is needed to get through this book as it is not packed with terminology, and what it does use it explains simply and quickly.I believe this book is a must-read for all dog breeders and those clubs associated with dog breeders - whether you are a serious registered breeder, breeding two or three litters a year, or believe you are breeding "just one litter" from your favourite pet dog. Canine genetic diseases are a potentially heartbreaking issue you should be aware of whether you are breeding just one litter or several!

Mandatory Reading For Every Reputable Breeder

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 !

A must for any dog breeder

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.

An essential book for anyone who breeds dogs.

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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