Genetics for Dog Breeders

Author: Roy Robinson
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750646123
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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The findings of a decade of further investigation into the genetics of dog breeding have been incorporated into this new edition of a classic source of information for breeders. Early chapters outline the basic principles of heredity, illustrated by examples from the dog. Modern methods of animal improvement which can be called upon to further the aims of dog breeding are also discussed. The chapters on colour and coat variation, genetics of breeds, and abnormalities heve been extensively rewritten in the light of new findings. Many outstanding problems of breed genotypes have been resolved, but at the same time numerous genetic anomalies have been identified through greater genetic awareness and attempts to secure breeding data. The descriptive summaries of these abnormalities, substantially documented, make this book a useful reference source for the identification of known genetic anomalies.

Genetics of the Dog

Author: Malcolm Beverley Willis
Publisher: Howell Books
ISBN: 9780876055519
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 417
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Written for the layperson and the scientist alike, this study of how heredity affects physical and behavioral conditions in dogs includes basic genetic principles, polygenic inheritance, inheritance of many desirable and undesirable features, genetic diseases, and much more.

Control of Canine Genetic Diseases

Author: George A. Padgett
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876050040
Category: Pets
Page: 272
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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. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

The Genetic Connection

A Guide to Health Problems in Purebred Dogs
Author: Lowell J. Ackerman
Publisher: American Animal Hosp Assoc
ISBN: 1583261575
Category: Dog breeds
Page: 329
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Dalton's Introduction to Practical Animal Breeding

Author: M. B. Willis
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632049479
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 184
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Genetics is a difficult subject to understand and even more difficult to put into practice on the farm. Increasing pressure is put on farmers to improve the performance of their livestock and this established textbook explains the theoretical basis of Mendelism, population genetics, selection and breeding and their applications on the farm. The fourth edition has been completely revised with expanded sections on practical breeding of cattle, sheep and pigs and new information on horses, goats, alpacas and dogs.

Breeding is a Bitch

Reference Book on Dog Breeding
Author: Kurt De Cramer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992191061
Category: Pets
Page: 330
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Breeding is a Bitch- offers helpful information on how to start off, nutrition and animal husbandry Breeding management including determining optimal time of breeding and artificial reproductive techniques It comprehensively covers genital diseases, pregnancy, whelping, lactation, dystocia, caesarean section, fertility problems, reproductive efficiency, neonatal disease and puppy survival Routine preventative health measures, parasite control and various matters and conditions relating to the keeping of dogs and large dog colonies Practical basic and advanced genetics for dog breeders is comprehensively covered

Working Sheep Dogs

A Practical Guide to Breeding, Training and Handling
Author: Tully Williams
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 0643093435
Category: Nature
Page: 270
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Working Sheep Dogs examines and illuminates every aspect of the high-quality working dog. It provides a detailed discussion of the principles behind the training of working dogs, and reveals little-known methods for training and handling sheep dogs in the most effortless manner. The text is divided into six major sections covering the instincts of the working dog, breeding, principles of training, methods of training, handling livestock and sheep dog trials. Photographs and line drawings help to illustrate best techniques when training dogs, such as how to teach dogs to cast, muster and drive. Containing the first comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the instincts of the working dog, and discussing the various principles and methods of their breeding, this book is a practical reference for farmers and stockmen, hobby and lifestyle farmers, sheep dog trial competitors and breeders of working dogs.

The Book of the Bitch

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches
Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White
Publisher: Interpet
ISBN: 9781860540233
Category: Pets
Page: 232
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A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

Dog Breeding, Whelping and Puppy Care

Author: Gary England
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118414357
Category: Medical
Page: 344
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A practical and up-to-date guide to canine reproduction for dog breeders, veterinary students and veterinary surgeons. Written in an easy-to-use style and presented in a practically useful format with clear illustrations. The information is supported by references from the author’s published work and his wealth of clinical experience to form the important authoritative text in this field. A vital aid to those seeking an understanding of normal and abnormal reproduction as well as common reproductive techniques.

The Genetics of the Dog

Author: Anatoly Ruvinsky,J. Sampson
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851990781
Category: Pets
Page: 564
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This comprehensive reference book contains the latest research and information on dog genetics. No similar book is currently available - this is the first high level research work on the topic.Written by the leading authorities in the field from Europe, the USA, Russia and Australia

Genetics for Cat Breeders

International Series in Pure and Applied Biology
Author: Roy Robinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483160947
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 210
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Genetics for Cat Breeders, Second Edition covers the considerable advances in the practical application of genetics to cat breeding. This book is divided into nine chapters and begins with a discussion of the elementary principles of heredity. The subsequent chapters deal with the practical aspects of feline reproduction and development and the main factors in the practice of cat breeding. Other chapters examine the genetics of feline color and coat variation and breeds. These topics are followed by a review on the problem of genetic defects in cats. The last chapters considers the importance of record keeping in animal breeding, including providing an accurate record of familial relationship, information upon the phenotype characteristics and breeding performance, and a source of data for future decisions. This book will be of great value to biologists, cat breeders, and researchers.

The Complete Book of Dog Breeding

Author: Dan Rice
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764138874
Category: Pets
Page: 186
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A veterinarian with many years of canine practice experience offers guidance to novice and professional dog breeders, emphasizing the responsibilities of reputable breeders to their dogs and to the buyers of the puppies they produce. Topics covered range from the choosing and conditioning of brood stock to the socializing of puppies and the establishment of pedigrees, registration, titles, and much more.

Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

Chapter 7. Behavior Genetics of the Horse (Equus caballus)
Author: Mark J. Deesing,Temple Grandin
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
ISBN: 0128059982
Category: Medical
Page: 496
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Since the late 1990s there has been a substantial increase in horse behavior genetics research. This chapter reviews recent work in molecular genetics, pre-and postnatal effects on behavior, the relationship between hair whorls and temperament, and lateralization in the nervous system. These factors are critical to understanding individual differences. Advancements in molecular genetics have identified genes associated with novelty seeking and gaited horse traits. Foal “imprint” training procedures are reviewed, and a gentle method for training foals is presented. Finding appropriate methods for reducing fearfulness in horses has important practical implications. High hair whorls are associated with reactivity, but differences are less apparent in calm breeds. Behavioral asymmetry is a fundamental feature of animal brains. Left-eye systems control avoidance behavior and right-eye systems control approach behaviors. An understanding of the cognitive and perceptual abilities is necessary to ensure horses receive proper training, handling, management, and care.

Canine Reproduction and Neonatology

Author: Marthina L. Greer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498728502
Category: Medical
Page: 476
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Winner of Dog Writers Association of America's Dogwise Best Book Award Canine Reproduction is a practical guide for veterinarians and an information source for breeders, kennel operators and others with a financial or humane interest in the breeding and maintenance of dogs. The book focuses on the veterinarian’s responsibilities for managing the problem pregnancy, insemination, collecting, storing and shipping semen, and all of the diseases and vaccination protocols that may involve the bitch and the stud dog. It is also a very practical guide for the non veterinarian breeder and kennel owner. The book provides step by step guidelines for husbandry and nutrition as they relate to the bitch and her puppies, an excellent and concise description of breeding genetics and the implications of that knowledge for long term preservation of the breed line, and it focuses squarely on the relationship that must exist between the veterinarian and breeder clients.

Managing Breeds for a Secure Future

Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations
Author: Dan Phillip Sponenberg,Donald E. Bixby
Publisher: ALBC
ISBN: 1887316078
Category: Livestock
Page: 208
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Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats

Author: Alex Gough,Alison Thomas,Dan O'Neill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119225574
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats, Third Edition provides a comprehensive exploration of current knowledge of breed predispositions based on rigorous examination of primary research. Incorporates the latest research, new testing methods, and newly-discovered predispositions and diseases Provides expanded information on genetics, epidemiology, and longevity Includes key characteristics of diseases, including pathogenesis, genetics, risks, and common presentations Indexes dogs and cats by breed, with listings of common inherited and predisposed disorders organized by body system Includes absolute and relative frequency/occurrence data for conditions, along with references to further information