A threshold model analysis of deafness in Dalmatians

  title={A threshold model analysis of deafness in Dalmatians},
  author={Thomas R Famula and Anita M. Oberbauer and Candace A Sousa},
  journal={Mammalian Genome},
To elucidate the inheritance of deafness in Dalmatian dogs, 825 dogs in 111 litters were evaluated for abnormalities in hearing through the brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER). Recorded along with their quality of hearing (normal, unilaterally deaf, or bilaterally deaf) were the sex, coat color, eye color and the presence or absence of a color patch. The analysis considered deafness an ordered categorical trait in a threshold model. The underlying, unobservable continuous variate of the… CONTINUE READING