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Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats

ISBN: 978-0-470-68053-7
248 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Here is a comprehensive reference to all the diseases and disorders of dogs and cats that are either inherited or more prevalent in certain breeds. There is no other single book that covers this subject. Information on breed-related diseases from numerous high-quality sources are gathered together in one place for the first time. If you are a veterinary surgeon or student needing a handy reference book, or a breeder wanting to know more about your own breed then this book will be invaluable.
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Basic Genetics.

Part One: Dog Breeds.

Part Two: Cat Breeds.

Part Three: Disease Summaries.



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Alex Gough is a partner in a referral and first opinion practice in Bath, UK, where he sees referrals in small animal medicine and cardiology. He is the author of Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine, also published by Wiley-Blackwell, and is a frequent contributor to UK Vet and the Veterinary Times.

Alison Thomas has spent most of her career working in charity small animal practice in the UK and Asia. She is currently Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Victoria, London.

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* a vet needs to know which breeds are more susceptible to which diseases
* fills an urgent need for information at breeder and veterinary/geneticist level
* no other book covers both dogs and cats
* jargon-free and easy to follow
* will save hours of searching through scattered literature
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"This book addresses a very important practical issue for pet buyers, breeders and veterinarians: variation between breeds in liability to disease ... [The authors] have done a very good job in assembling a wealth of information in a form that is readily accessible for veterinarians and for present or future pet owners." (Australian Veterinary Journal)
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