TITLE

Dog breeding and welfare: Bateson sees key role for vets

PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;1/23/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 4, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the significant role of veterinarians towards dog breeding and welfare according to professor Patrick Bateson. The professor says that to avoid inbreeding, he suggests veterinarians to shift their emphasis on preventative veterinary medicine. He recommends that breed standards must be revised to recognize the need to avoid selection for phenotypes, which detrimental to the animal and encourage selection for morphologies that would improve welfare in the breed.
ACCESSION #
47911190

 

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