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Management and use of genetic information for improvement of health in pedigree dogs S. Wang1.2. D. Laloe1. E. Verrier1. E. Strandberg2. G. Leroy1 1 INRA, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, France 2 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden Shizhi.Wang@slu.se (Corresponding Author) To reduce the incidence of inherited disorders and their impact on welfare in pedigree dogs, national kennel clubs (KCs) can play a very important role in the governance and regulation of dog breeding. In this study, we sent questionnaire to 30 European KCs with more than 2,000 puppies registered in 2015 and investigated the differences existing between KCs regarding the management and use of genetic information related to dog breeding, health and welfare. Preliminary results provided by 11 European KCs and the results showed the health information of pedigree dogs is being widely collected in Europe and those information are possibly available through pedigree document or website online. Results from our survey also showed recommendation of genetic testing was given and health requirement for reproduction was set for a large proportion of breeds in the surveyed countries.

Shizhi Wang, Denis Laloe, Etienne Verrier, Erling Strandberg, Gregoire Leroy

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume Electronic Poster Session - Genetic Gain - Breeding Strategies 2, , 1001, 2018
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