"It would be most useful for students, geneticists, shelter workers, vet nurses, pet shop staff or anyone working with or interested in cats and dogs. For veterinarians, it would make a good addition to the general clinic library for a readily accessible quick reference and when advising clients of possible problems with their chosen breed." (Australian Veterinary Journal, 5 May 2011)
"This book's primary aim is to provide vets with an easily accessible and comprehensive list of all of the canine and feline diseases for which there is a proven or suspected breed predisposition. That is a very big ambition for a small book and in some ways it succeeds in this aim and should be applauded for that." (Cat Care, December 2010)
From the Back Cover
—Nick Jeffery, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Cambridge
This book will save you hours of searching through scattered literature. A unique resource, it brings together all the disparate information on breed-related diseases in one quick-reference volume. Breed-by-breed, with one section for dogs and one for cats, both inherited and other prevalent disorders are listed. The final section describes each of the disorders covered in more detail. All information is drawn from high quality sources, including research journals and veterinary reference texts, with extensive references provided.
This invaluable reference helps veterinary professionals to advise clients on their choice of breed and what problems to look out for. It is also ideal for dog and cat owners and breeders, as well as being useful for geneticists and animal scientists.
New to this edition:
- Improved and expanded referencing to the primary literature, to aid further research
- Easier navigation helps you to find the information you need quickly
- Contains an extended directory of genetic test providers