Inheritance and Breeding Management of Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia (1548)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Reproduction
Monday |  5:00 PM -  5:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 1



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 the secondary pain and lameness from canine hip and elbow dysplasia regularly in practice. This lecture describes our understanding of the inheritance of these two disorders, and specifies how individualized breeding recommendations can improve the production of normal hips and elbows.

Learning Objectives

1. Understanding the inheritance of hip and elbow dysplasia

2. Learning practical genetic counseling recommendations to produce better hips and elbows

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