In this article we provide a link to IPFD collaborator WSAVA's content pertaining to investigation of clinically relevant information on hereditary diseases and genetic predispositions in dogs.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) “is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals. Currently there are 113 member associations, representing more than 200,000 individual veterinarians from around the globe.”
See WSAVA's page on Hereditary Disease Guidelines: https://wsava.org/global-guidelines/hereditary-disease-guidelines/
A Position Paper from the WSAVA Hereditary Disease Committee... The Role of Health-Conscious Breeding and Genetic Testingin Reducing the Impact of Hereditary Disease
"Hereditary disease is an important welfare issue in companion animals. To reduce its impact, the Hereditary Disease Committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) urges veterinarians and breeders to adopt ‘health-conscious’ breeding and to ensure the optimum use of pre-breeding physical examinations, genetic testing and counselling."
Also see: A web resource on DNA tests for canine and feline hereditary diseases article on
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health @ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3779639/
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The IPFD's Harmonization of Genetic Testing for Dogs resource is designed to improve standardization of, and access to, robust genetic testing to support health improvements and a sustainable future for healthy dogs.
For Clients: The HGTD's genetic Counselling Resources provides access to basic introductory articles on genetics, articles on application of genetics in breed health management and advanced work in technical genetics research.