Development and use of DNA archives at veterinary teaching hospitals to investigate the genetic basis of disease in dogs.
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Quantitative Trait Loci
The DNA archives developed at veterinary medical teaching hospitals will be important resources for mapping disease loci and identifying underlying genes. The most important feature of a DNA archive is accurate identification or exclusion of diseases in each animal. Such archives will be complimentary resources to tissue banks that are currently available.