Managing Genetic Disease in Purebred and Mixed-Breed Patients: Are They All That Different? (1545)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Clinical Genetics
Tuesday | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||304AB



Jerold Bell DVM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Jerold S. Bell DVM is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Genetics at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University. He is the conference coordinator for the Tufts Canine and Feline Breeding & Genetics Conference ( Dr. Bell serves on the Board of Directors of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, the AKC Canine Health & Welfare Advisory Panel, the hereditary diseases committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Medical Association, and the Presidents Counsel of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. He was trained in genetics and genetic counseling at Michigan State University, and the University of Missouri. His DVM is from Cornell University. He lectures extensively on clinical genetics and genetic counseling, and advises breeds on genetic disease control and genetic diversity issues. He practices small animal medicine at Freshwater Veterinary Hospital in Enfield, CT. He and his wife breed Gordon Setters. He escapes from life to a golf course as often as possible.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


We see genetic disease daily in our dog and cat patients. This lecture details how our recognition of genetic predisposition for common disorders seen in practice allows us to better manage, as well as prevent the propagation of genetic disease.

Learning Objectives

1. Understanding the similarities and differences between purebred and mixed-breed genetic disease

2. Learn genetic counseling tools for owners of pet and breeding animals

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