Genomics may help DCM and lead to targeted dog nutrition

Two decades ago, sequencing a single person’s genome took hundreds of scientists, engineers and technicians.

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Welsh Corgi breeders benefited from genetic mapping to help them avoid congenital health problems, inbreeding and other issues related to the stubby-legged dogs’ well-being. One long-time Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeder, Bill Shelton, told me his operation has spent millions on research to devise DNA markers and identify genetic anomalies within specific dogs. I spoke with Shelton at this year’s American Kennel Club National Championship in Orlando, Florida. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Genomics May Help DCM and Lead to Targeted Dog Nutrition.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 3 Jan. 2020, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/blogs/11-news-hound/post/8789-genomics-may-help-dcm-and-lead-to-targeted-dog-nutrition.

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