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Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-5991-6
352 pages
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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Foreword.

Introduction.

Basic Genetics.

Part I: Dogs.

Aberdeen Terrier.

Affenpinscher.

Afghan Hound.

Airedale Terrier.

Akita.

Alaskan Klee Kai.

Alaskan Malamute.

American Bulldog.

American Pit Bull Terrier.

American Staffordshire Terrier.

AmericanWater Spaniel.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog.

Australian Cattle Dog.

Australian Kelpie.

Australian Shepherd Dog.

Australian Silky Terrier.

Australian Terrier.

Basenji.

Basset Hound.

Beagle.

Bearded Collie.

Beauceron.

Bedlington Terrier.

Belgian Shepherd Dog.

Belgian Tervuren.

Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bichon Frise.

Bloodhound.

Bolognese.

Boerboel.

Border Collie.

Border Terrier.

Borzoi.

Boston Terrier.

Bouvier Des Flandres.

Boxer.

Boykin Spaniel.

Briard.

Brittany Spaniel.

Brussels Griffon.

Bulldog (English).

Bullmastiff.

Bull Terrier.

Cairn Terrier.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Chihuahua.

Chin.

Chinese Crested Dog.

Chinese Shar Pei.

Chow Chow.

Clumber Spaniel.

Cocker Spaniel.

Collies (Rough and Smooth).

Coonhound.

Coton De Tulear.

Curly Coated Retriever.

Dachshund.

Dalmatian.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier.

Danish/Swedish Farmdog.

Deerhound.

Doberman Pinscher (Dobermann).

Dogo Argentino.

Dogue De Bordeaux (French Mastiff).

Drentse Partrijshond.

Dutch Kooiker (Kooikerhondje).

English Setter.

English Shepherd.

English Toy Spaniel.

Eskimo Dog.

Entlebucher Mountain Dog.

Field Spaniel.

Finnish Lapphund.

Finnish Spitz.

Flat-Coated Retriever.

Foxhound.

Fox Terrier.

French Bulldog.

French Spaniel.

Gammel Dansk Hønsehund.

German Pinscher.

German Shepherd Dog (GSD or Alsatian).

Glen of Imaal Terrier.

Golden Retriever.

Gordon Setter.

Great Dane.

Great Pyrenees.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.

Greenland Dog.

Greyhound.

Griffon Bruxellois (Brussels Griffon).

Havanese.

Hovawart.

Hungarian Kuvasz.

Hungarian Puli.

Hungarian Viszla.

Ibizan Hound.

Irish Red andWhite Setter.

Irish Setter.

Irish Terrier.

IrishWater Spaniel.

IrishWolfhound.

Italian Greyhound.

Italian Spinone (Spinone Italiano).

Jack Russell Terrier.

Japanese Akita.

Japanese Chin.

Japanese Shiba Inu.

Japanese Tosa.

Keeshond.

Kerry Blue Terrier.

King Charles Spaniel (English Toy Spaniel).

Komondor.

Kuvasz (Hungarian Kuvasz).

Labrador Retriever.

Lakeland Terrier.

Lancashire Heeler.

Lapland Dog.

Leonberger.

Lhasa Apso.

Lowchen.

Lundehund (Norwegian Lundehund).

McNab Shepherd.

Maltese.

Manchester Terrier.

Mastiff (Old English Mastiff).

Mexican Hairless.

Miniature Bull Terrier.

Miniature Pinscher.

Munsterlander.

Neapolitan Mastiff.

Newfoundland.

New Zealand Huntaway.

Norfolk Terrier.

Norwegian Buhund.

Norwegian Elkhound.

Norwegian Lundehund.

Norwich Terrier.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

Old English Sheepdog.

Otterhound.

Papillon.

Parson Russell Terrier.

Pekingese.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.

Pointers.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

(Polski Owczarek Nizinny).

Pomeranian.

Poodle.

PortugueseWater Dog.

Presa Canario (Perro de Presa Canario or Dogo Canario).

Pug.

Puli.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

(Great Pyrenees).

Red Kelpie (Australian Kelpie).

Rhodesian Ridgeback.

Rottweiler.

Russian Black Terrier.

St Bernard.

Saluki.

Samoyed.

Schipperke.

Schnauzer.

Scottish Deerhound (Deerhound).

Scottish Terrier.

Sealyham Terrier.

Shar Pei (Chinese Sharpei).

Shetland Sheepdog.

Shiba Inu (Japanese Shiba Inu).

Shih Tzu.

Siberian Husky.

SilkenWindhound.

Silky Terrier (Australian Silky Terrier).

Skye Terrier.

Sloughi.

Soft-CoatedWheaten Terrier.

SpanishWater Dog.

Spinone Italiano.

Springer Spaniel.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Sussex Spaniel.

Swedish Elkhound.

Swedish Lapland.

Tibetan Mastiff.

Tibetan Spaniel.

Tibetan Terrier.

Viszla.

Wachtelhund.

Weimaraner.

Welsh Corgi.

Welsh Terrier.

West HighlandWhite Terrier.

Whippet.

Yorkshire Terrier.

Part II: Cats.

Abyssinian.

American Shorthair.

Asian.

Australian Mist.

Balinese.

Bengal.

Birman.

British Shorthair.

Burmese.

Chartreaux.

Cornish and Devon Rex.

Domestic Longhaired.

Domestic Shorthaired.

Egyptian Mau.

Exotic Shorthair.

Foreign Shorthair.

Havana Brown.

Himalayan.

Korat.

Maine Coon.

Manx.

Norwegian Forest.

Oriental.

Persian.

Ragdoll.

Russian Blue.

Scottish Fold.

Siamese.

Somali.

Sphynx.

Tonkinese.

Part III: Disease Summaries.

Cardiovascular conditions.

Dermatological conditions.

Endocrine conditions.

Gastrointestinal conditions.

Haematological/ immunological conditions.

Infectious conditions.

Musculoskeletal conditions.

Neoplastic conditions.

Neurological conditions.

Ocular conditions.

Renal and urinary conditions.

Reproductive conditions.

Respiratory conditions.

References.

Appendix: Genetic test providers.

Colour plate section.

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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, cardiology and neurology. He is a holder of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Small Animal Medicine and Veterinary Cardiology, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroimaging for Research. He is the author of Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine, also published by Wiley-Blackwell, and is a frequent contributor to the Veterinary Times.

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

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*the only single source of information on breed-related diseases for both dogs and cats

*covers both inherited diseases and other problems which are more prevalent in specific breeds

*helps veterinary professionals to advise clients on their choice of breed and what problems to look out for to aid early diagnosis

*information is drawn from high quality sources including research journals and veterinary reference texts, saving hours of searching through scattered literature

See More
"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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