Speaker: Martine Huslig, MS, BCGC
In the breeding of animals, population genetic principles and statistical equations are often used to address the concepts of breeding selection. These principles are appropriate for livestock breeding to improve milk production or milk protein content; however, elaborate mathematical equations based on huge databases of information are not particularly useful to the average dog breeder hoping to make valid breeding decisions within their breed or family of dogs. On the other end of the extreme–molecular genetic research projects attempt to find or find an individual gene causing a specific disease.
Some of the topics to be covered in this webinar include:
- How to use practical genetic principles to help in making breeding decisions to improve health and/or achieve breeding goals
- How to construct and evaluate a medical genetic pedigree and how to use this information
- Use simple examples that most breeders employ and then use these to illustrate how the same principles can be used to consider or address a health issue
- Applying modern genetic principles to improve the health of dogs
The key goals are:
- To understand that genetics is about family and which relatives are the most important to consider in breeding decisions.
- To give breeders a tool to attempt to address certain issues occurring in a pedigree (or attain goals) in the absence of a large database of information, genetic testing or a molecular genetic research project.
Recorded: May 14, 2013
Available OnDemand (Recorded).
1.75 IAABC CEUs
1.5 CCPDT CEUs (1 CBCC)
1.5 NADOI CEUs
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