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
The Kennel Club Educational Trust will cover 50% of the article processing charge for manuscripts published in the area of domestic dog health. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The authors use whole genome scanning to identify an association between the gene TTC8 and inherited eye disorders in golden retrievers. A single mutation in TTC8 was found by DNA sequencing, and then confirmed by screening a larger number of dogs.
Cathryn Mellersh looks at the mutations that have been associated with inherited eye disorders in the dog. Similarities between eye structure and disease in humans and dogs point to an increased role for dogs in helping us to understand and treat eye disorders in both species.
Authors at the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Sydney review the history and development of health surveillance systems in canine medicine. These systems each have their own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to monitoring dog health.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, an open access journal published by BioMed Central with the support and backing of the UK Kennel Club.