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Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats - (Paperback)

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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. Designed to aid veterinarians in diagnosis, breeders in selection, and scientists in research, this invaluable reference is the only evidence-based single source of information on breed-related diseases for dogs and cats.

Although there are widely held beliefs that certain breeds suffer from certain conditions at rates higher than the general population, the authors discovered in their research that many of these "established facts" were backed by very little data. With the goal of creating a truly useful one-stop information resource, the authors developed criteria for selection and included only those diseases with strong evidence of breed predisposition. This rigorous approach is intended to help readers gain a deeper understanding of breed predispositions based on the current published evidence base.

This newly updated Third Edition:

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
Number of Pages: 398
Genre: Medical
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Alex Gough & Alison Thomas & Dan O'Neill
Language: English
Street Date: April 23, 2018
TCIN: 53474099
UPC: 9781119225546
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-7072
$65.00

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