Getting priorities straight: Risk assessment and decision-making in the improvement of inherited disorders in pedigree dogs

Lisa Collins, L. Asher, J. Summers, P. McGreevy

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Abstract

The issue of inherited disorders in pedigree dogs is not a recent phenomenon and reports of suspected genetic defects associated with breeding practices date back to Charles Darwin's time. In recent years, much information on the array of inherited defects has been assimilated and the true extent of the problem has come to light. Historically, the direction of research funding in the field of canine genetic disease has been largely influenced by the potential transferability of findings to human medicine, economic benefit and importance of dogs for working purposes. More recently, the argument for a more canine welfare-orientated approach has been made, targeting research efforts at the alleviation of the most suffering in the greatest number of animals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalThe Veterinary Journal
Volume189
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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