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The genetics of inherited retinal disorders in dogs: implications for diagnosis and management

Authors Palanova A

Received 20 October 2015

Accepted for publication 13 January 2016

Published 15 March 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 41—51

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/VMRR.S63537

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Young Lyoo


Anna Palanova

Department of Tumor Biology, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, v. v. i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Libechov, Czech Republic

Abstract: Dogs are affected by many hereditary diseases just as humans are. One group of these diseases comprises of retinal disorders, which are a growing problem in canine breeding. These disorders are heterogeneous, with diverse causative mutations and modes of inheritance. Some affect only one breed, while others may affect many breeds; some breeds are affected by only one disease, while others can be affected by two or more. Dog breeders should take into account the presence of any deleterious alleles when choosing parents for the next generation.

Keywords: hereditary, retinal, disease, dog

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