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Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats [Paperback]

Alex Gough , Alison Thomas
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25 Jun 2010 1405180781 978-1405180788 2nd Edition
This unique resource brings together valuable information on breed–related diseases in one quick–reference volume. Divided into one section for dogs and another for cats, inherited and other prevalent disorders are listed breed–by–breed. The final section describes each of the disorders in more detail.  All the information is drawn from high–quality sources, including research journals and veterinary texts, with extensive references provided. This invaluable reference helps veterinary professionals to advise clients on their choice of breed and what problems to look out for. Whether you′re a veterinarian, geneticist, a breeder, or a pet owner, this fully–referenced book will save you hours of searching through scattered literature.


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (25 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405180781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405180788
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book has a very specific purpose, namely the provision of a list of diseases recognised within pure breeds with increased frequency or with a proven genetic component, and will be of great value to general practitioners and specialists as a rapidly accessible source of this information." (Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1 October 2011) "It would be most useful for students, geneticists, shelter workers, vet nurses, pet shop staff or anyone working with or interested in cats and dogs. For veterinarians, it would make a good addition to the general clinic library for a readily accessible quick reference and when advising clients of possible problems with their chosen breed." (Australian Veterinary Journal, 5 May 2011) "This book′s primary aim is to provide vets with an easily accessible and comprehensive list of all of the canine and feline diseases for which there is a proven or suspected breed predisposition. That is a very big ambition for a small book and in some ways it succeeds in this aim and should be applauded for that." ( Cat Care, December 2010)

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"Provides an easily accessed source of diagnostic possibilities that is particularly helpful when dealing with an unusual collection of clinical signs or with unfamiliar breeds. The authors’ experiences in busy first opinion and referral practice have no doubt provided the incentive to organise the book appropriately for those who will have most wish to consult it. It is to be hoped that this book, by highlighting breed associated disorders, can provide an impetus towards more vociferous veterinary leadership in this important area of companion animal welfare." — Nick Jeffery , Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Cambridge This book will save you hours of searching through scattered literature.  A unique resource, it brings together all the disparate information on breed–related diseases in one quick–reference volume. Breed–by–breed, with one section for dogs and one for cats, both inherited and other prevalent disorders are listed. The final section describes each of the disorders covered in more detail.  All information is drawn from high quality sources, including research journals and veterinary reference texts, with extensive references provided. This invaluable reference helps veterinary professionals to advise clients on their choice of breed and what problems to look out for. It is also ideal for dog and cat owners and breeders, as well as being useful for geneticists and animal scientists. New to this edition: Improved and expanded referencing to the primary literature, to aid further research Easier navigation helps you to find the information you need quickly Contains an extended directory of genetic test providers

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dog & Cat Health defects 7 Sep 2004
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I found the book not as reviewed in Kennel Gazzette - it did not include behaviour details of the inherited kind - i.e. from the male or female. But having said that it gives a comprehensive list of physical problems of the more popular breeds of dogs. For instance - some have very few problems and others go into pages! Only a few of the long standing breeds that are on the Import Register are mentioned. Maybe, when the Kennel Club have completed their survey and prepared an analysis of their findings more details will become available. Maybe the book should have been withheld until then.
On Cats - the list is somewhat smaller.
No mention of the Asian strains. Only a short paragraph on some of the other imports etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! 15 Feb 2011
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
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The second updated edition of Alex Gough and Alison Thomas' BREED PREDISPOSITIONS TO DISEASE IN DOGS AND CATS provides an invaluable and unique reference gathering under one cover all the different details on breed-specific diseases. Breed-by-breed, with one section for dogs and one for cats, describes inherited and prevalent disorders and provides details gleaned from veterinary references and research journals alike. Ne to this edition is expanded referencing to primary sources, an easier format, and an extended directory of genetic test providers. Highly recommended!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointed 17 Dec 2011
By CatMum - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has a section that has short descriptions for diseases included in the book, and a section that is listed by breed (cats & dogs) with the diseases each breed is predisposed to. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a section broken down by disease listing the animals predisposed to those diseases.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful 11 Jan 2014
By N. Mathias - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great reference for veterinarians (like myself). We are planning on incorporating a lot of these diseases into our software (avimark) as a genetic "problem" list.
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