History of Ivan Ivanovich
One of the blind, who has been living with a guide dog for several years, told me his story. He told me in a fit of frankness, not expecting it…

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Vaccination of puppies and adult dogs
Vaccination is the only effective way to deal with a whole range of infectious diseases of dogs. It is especially important for puppies and older animals. Dogs are usually vaccinated…

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Prejudices and misconceptions in the field of nutrition
Owners of dogs and cats are increasingly paying attention to the condition of their pets: they try to feed them better, but, unfortunately, they are often held captive by prejudice,…

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Tufts University

Dog Inheritance Control

George A. Pagett, an outstanding veterinarian and geneticist, suggested that breeders, as an urgent and priority task, set priorities in the fight against hereditary diseases. He meant that the higher the mortality and severity of the disease, the more intensively the selection against him should be conducted. The intensity of selection should also be determined by the frequency of the defective gene (s) in the population. Of course, the success of the fight depends on the availability of genetic diagnostic methods. Recently, dog breeders have at their disposal another sign for selecting pairs or choosing producers – this is the presence of a dog’s certificate of passed genetic tests. Breeders were and remain custodians of breeds. And the well-being of the breeds, and sometimes the continuation of their existence, largely depends on how they can manage the information that the tests provide them. “First of all, do no harm” – the first commandment of medicine, which remains central in this case. Genetic tests are a powerful tool, and their use can lead to significant, both positive and negative changes in the gene pool of the breed. That is why George Pagett spent more than one year of his life collecting data on the manifestation of hereditary diseases in dogs and test results for all breeds, for this he wrote his book, which appeared in Russia after the death of the author. Continue reading

Labrador
Its wonderful character and comfortable appearance attract adults and children. His hunting abilities are fascinating. This dog succeeds! Including success with the general public. But beware of fakes. Labrador -…

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Bites of ticks, wasps, horseflies, mosquitoes, snakes
After a walk in the forest, you noticed something similar to a papilloma or wart on the skin of a dog! This is a tick! How to remove a sucking…

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Marion and David Hopkinson (English Labrador Nursery Rocheby) in Russia
When we found out that David and Marion Hopkinson were invited as experts to the National Labrador Show in Nizhny Novgorod, and that a seminar for breeders held by Mr.…

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Bites of ticks, wasps, horseflies, mosquitoes, snakes
After a walk in the forest, you noticed something similar to a papilloma or wart on the skin of a dog! This is a tick! How to remove a sucking…

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