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Should We Breed With Carriers?


    Cathryn Mellersh, Animal Health Trust, November 2011

    What Is a Carrier?
    Breeding with Carriers
    Mutation Frequency
    Breeding Advice

     

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    Breeding dogs that will never develop the condition should obviously be the priority for all conscientious breeders and the desire to eliminate a disease-associated mutation from a breed should therefore be the long-term goal. But the instinct to choose only clear dogs to breed from, as soon as a DNA test becomes available, may not always be a sensible choice and the rest of this document discusses why.

     

     

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