Tue, 13 December 2011
In this edition of Genome Barks we bring you an interview with Dr. Jerry Bell, Clinical Associate Professor of Genetics at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and a small animal veterinarian at Freshwater Veterinary Hospital in Enfield, CT.
In this podcast Dr. Bell discusses the importance of testing canine breeding stock to screen for preventable genetic diseases. He explains the advantages to breeders, dog owners, parent clubs, veterinarians, and the general public when their dog undergoes genetic tests and the results are then registered with CHIC (Canine Health Info Center). In doing so, preventable genetic diseases may be reduced or eliminated from the canine population, leading to healthier dogs and happier dog owners.
This podcast was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.