Introduction to Veterinary Genetics

Author: Frank W. Nicholas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697588

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understanding and controlling many diseases and disorders in animals. They are also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible and clearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Genetics provides a succinct introduction to the aspects of genetics relevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its third edition, this is the only introductory level textbook on genetics that has been written specifically for veterinary and animal science students. Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics, cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in the control of inherited disorders. This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied to artificial selection in animal production. It also covers the conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wild animals. New for the Third Edition: End-of-chapter summaries provide quick recaps. Covers new topics: epigenetics, genomics and bioinformatics. Thoroughly revised according to recent advances in genetics. Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the only introductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary and animal science and will continue to be an indispensable reference tool for veterinary students and practitioners alike.
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An Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology

Author: Lyle J. Palmer,George Davey Smith,Paul R. Burton

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861348975

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Genetic epidemiology is a field that has acquired a central role in modern biomedical science. This book provides an introduction to genetic epidemiology that begins with a primer in human molecular genetics and then examines the standard methods in population genetics and genetic epidemiology
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Horse Genetics

Author: Ernest Frank Bailey,Samantha A. Brooks

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780643292

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat, color, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation.
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Cats are not Peas

A Calico History of Genetics

Author: Laura L. Gould

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468463136

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Cats are Not Peas, narrated with inimitable grace and wit, takes us through the great discoveries in genetics, from Mendel's studies of inheritance in peas through the discovery of the chromosome and the role of DNA - all from the little-known viewpoint of the pivotal and unheralded role played by cats as experimental subjects in this epic drama. "...the book was difficult to put down...Coherent, witty, and full of historical anecdotesany intelligent reader should be able to accompany Gould on her quest." -NEW SCIENTIST "A delightful and painless introduction to genetics and its colorful history..." -WINSLOW R. BRIGGS, CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON
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Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science

Author: Aviva Petrie,Paul Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118567404

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Banish your fears of statistical analysis using this clearly written and highly successful textbook. Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science Third Edition is an introductory text which assumes no previous knowledge of statistics. It starts with very basic methodology and builds on it to encompass some of the more advanced techniques that are currently used. This book will enable you to handle numerical data and critically appraise the veterinary and animal science literature. Written in a non-mathematical way, the emphasis is on understanding the underlying concepts and correctly interpreting computer output, and not on working through mathematical formulae. Key features: Flow charts are provided to enable you to choose the correct statistical analyses in different situations Numerous real worked examples are included to help you master the procedures Two statistical packages, SPSS and Stata, are used to analyse data to familiarise you with typical computer output The data sets from the examples in the book are available as electronic files to download from the book’s companion website in ASCII, Excel, SPSS, Stata and R Workspace formats, allowing you to practice using your own software and fully get to grips with the techniques A clear indication is provided of the more advanced or obscure topics so that, if desired, you can skip them without loss of continuity. New to this edition: New chapter on reporting guidelines relevant to veterinary medicine as a ready reference for those wanting to follow best practice in planning and writing up research New chapter on critical appraisal of randomized controlled trials and observational studies in the published literature: a template is provided which is used to critically appraise two papers New chapter introducing specialist topics: ethical issues of animal investigations, spatial statistics, veterinary surveillance, and statistics in molecular and quantitative genetics Expanded glossaries of notation and terms Additional exercises and further explanations added throughout to make the book more comprehensive. Carrying out statistical procedures and interpreting the results is an integral part of veterinary and animal science. This is the only book on statistics that is specifically written for veterinary science and animal science students, researchers and practitioners.
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An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397833

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.
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An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics

Theory and Cases

Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118704517

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns the profession’s obligation to the animal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients, peers and society. The veterinarian’s role has become more complex with new ethical challenges posed by issues such as growing public awareness regarding animal welfare, increasing economic value of companion animals, growth of veterinary specialization, experimentation with alternative and complementary medicine, and concern for pain management and mental well-being of animals. Written by an acknowledged pioneer in veterinary ethics, An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics addresses the ethical challenges that veterinarians face daily as they seek to balance obligations to animal, client, peers, society and self. The book offers a highly readable and approachable introduction to the nature of ethical theory, reasoning and decision-making, and its practical application to veterinary medicine. Now with over 100 real-life veterinary case histories and analysis, this edition also includes new discussions of animal pain, distress and happiness, ethics of critical care, alternative medicine, legal status and value of animals, and Aesculapian authority. An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases, Second Edition is recommended as essential reading for all veterinary students and practitioners, as well as those interested in general animal welfare. New edition from an acknowledged pioneer in veterinary ethics Addresses ethical challenges that veterinary medicine, with over 100 real-life cases Includes new discussion of legal status and value of animals, alternative medicine, Aesculapian authority, ethics and critical care, and animal pain, distress and happiness Ideal for veterinary students and practitioners
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Statistical Methods in Genetic Epidemiology

Author: Duncan C. Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199748051

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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This well-organized and clearly written text has a unique focus on methods of identifying the joint effects of genes and environment on disease patterns. It follows the natural sequence of research, taking readers through the study designs and statistical analysis techniques for determining whether a trait runs in families, testing hypotheses about whether a familial tendency is due to genetic or environmental factors or both, estimating the parameters of a genetic model, localizing and ultimately isolating the responsible genes, and finally characterizing their effects in the population. Examples from the literature on the genetic epidemiology of breast and colorectal cancer, among other diseases, illustrate this process. Although the book is oriented primarily towards graduate students in epidemiology, biostatistics and human genetics, it will also serve as a comprehensive reference work for researchers. Introductory chapters on molecular biology, Mendelian genetics, epidemiology, statistics, and population genetics will help make the book accessible to those coming from one of these fields without a background in the others. It strikes a good balance between epidemiologic study designs and statistical methods of data analysis.
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Introducing Genetics

Author: Alison Thomas

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317417267

Category: Science

Page: 270

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The new edition of Introducing Genetics is a clear, concise, and accessible guide to inheritance and variation in individuals and populations. It first establishes the principles of Mendelian inheritance and the nature of chromosomes, before tackling quantitative and population genetics. The final three chapters introduce the molecular mechanisms that underlie genetics, including the techniques responsible for the current genetic revolution. As genetics affects all living organisms, examples are taken from insects, plants, animals, and humans. Each chapter ends with a set of problems to help the reader develop their understanding of genetics.
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Genetics of the Fowl

The Classic Guide to Chicken Genetics and Poultry Breeding

Author: F. B. Hutt

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: 0972177035

Category: Pets

Page: 604

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This has been the indispensable companion of chicken breeders since its introduction in 1949. Chapters include the genetics of plumage, egg production, body size, disease resistance, and much more. (Animals/Pets)
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Veterinary Genetics

Author: Frank W. Nicholas

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780198575696

Category: Medical

Page: 596

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Veterinarians require a sound knowledge of the principles of genetics in relation to animal diseases and animal improvement. This is the only genetics textbook written specifically for vets with basic principles explained through practical veterinary examples.
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A Statistical Approach to Genetic Epidemiology

Concepts and Applications, with an e-Learning Platform

Author: Andreas Ziegler,Inke R. König,Friedrich Pahlke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527633669

Category: Science

Page: 522

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This is the second edition of the successful textbook written by the prize-winning scientist Andreas Ziegler, former President of the German Chapter of the International Biometric Society, and Inke K?nig, who has been teaching the subject over many years. The book gives a comprehensive introduction into the relevant statistical methods in genetic epidemiology. The second edition is thoroughly revised, partly rewritten and includes now chapters on segregation analysis, twin studies and estimation of heritability. The book is ideally suited for advanced students in epidemiology, genetics, statistics, bioinformatics and biomathematics. Like in the first edition the book contains many problems and solutions and it comes now optionally with an e-learning course created by Friedrich Pahlke. This e-learning course has been developed to complement the book. Both provide a unique support tool for teaching the subject.
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Aspinall's Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

Author: Nicola Ackerman,Victoria Aspinall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702066095

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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The third edition of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing is the ideal text for both student and qualified veterinary nurses as it covers the entire veterinary nursing syllabus. Now written in the main by veterinary nurses this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing role from client communication to nutritional support. All chapters have been revised in line with changes in legislation and regulation but also theoretical and practical aspects. Greater emphasis on the veterinary practice structure including the role of corporate businesses and use of social media bring this edition fully up to date. The new edition welcomes Nicola Ackerman as principal editor. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and past executive editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal. Nicola is a winner of several awards including the Blue Cross/BVNA Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the Barbara Cooper / CAW Professional Development Award for outstanding service to the veterinary nursing profession. Nicola was the first Veterinary Nurse in the UK to become a veterinary nurse specialist in nutrition. Evolve Resources containing Self-assessment questions for every chapter to test learning Image Bank of over 700 figures Additional chapters Comprehensive content ideal for both student and qualified veterinary nurses Over 700 full colour illustrations for enhanced understanding Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses Recommended reading given for each chapter to aid further research New chapters on Emergency Critical care, Fluid therapy, Practice and Staff management and Consulting skills. Anaesthesia and Analgesia chapter fully revised and updated. New chapter on Equine Behaviour and Handling, including recognition of pain in equines.
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Molecular and Quantitative Animal Genetics

Author: Hasan Khatib

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118677404

Category: Science

Page: 336

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"Animal genetics is a central topic in upper-level animal science programs. Filling a void in existing literature on animal science, Animal Genetics introduces genetic principles and presents their application in production and companion animals. The book details population and quantitative genetics, epigenetics, biotechnology, and breeding among other topics. Useful in upper-level studies, Animal Genetics is an irreplaceable educational resource"--Provided by publisher.
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Genetics for Dog Breeders

Author: Roy Robinson

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical

ISBN: 9780750646123

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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The findings of a decade of further investigation into the genetics of dog breeding have been incorporated into this new edition of a classic source of information for breeders. Early chapters outline the basic principles of heredity, illustrated by examples from the dog. Modern methods of animal improvement which can be called upon to further the aims of dog breeding are also discussed. The chapters on colour and coat variation, genetics of breeds, and abnormalities heve been extensively rewritten in the light of new findings. Many outstanding problems of breed genotypes have been resolved, but at the same time numerous genetic anomalies have been identified through greater genetic awareness and attempts to secure breeding data. The descriptive summaries of these abnormalities, substantially documented, make this book a useful reference source for the identification of known genetic anomalies.
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