Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal publishing original research and review articles relating to all aspects of canine genetics and epidemiology.
- Gustavo Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania
- Bill Ollier, University of Manchester
- Lorna Kennedy, University of Manchester
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In this study, researchers at the Animal Health Trust identified a novel variant in the dystrophin gene, which is likely to be the cause of dystrophin deficient muscular dystrophy in a Norfolk terrier dog.
In this study of Australian Working Kelpie dogs, a selective sweep analysis suggests that 'working Kelpies' have a strong genomic selection signal in a region of their genome predominantly concerned with resilience traits (e.g. sensing pain or fear-related memory).
These authors compared the genomes of pointing dogs with those of non-pointing herding dogs, identifying two coding genes - SETDB2 and CYSLTR2 - that may contribute to pointing behavior.
1,875 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were randomly selected from the VetCompass database for clinical review. Cardiac diseases and Mitral Valve disease are key areas of concern for the breed.