Genetics of cardiac disease in the small animal patient.

  title={Genetics of cardiac disease in the small animal patient.},
  author={Kathryn M. Meurs},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  volume={40 4},
There is increasing evidence that many forms of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease in small animal patients are of familial origin. The large number of familial diseases in domestic purebred animals is thought to be associated with the desire to breed related animals to maintain a specific appearance and the selection of animals from a small group of popular founders (founder effect). Clinicians can use knowledge that a particular trait or disease may be inherited to provide… CONTINUE READING
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