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Heritability of HD

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by luvmydogs, May 28, 2010.


  1. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs PetForums VIP

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    If it is only 35-40%, there is MORE chance of HD being something else. So what's the point of hipscoring??? I do hipscore, but have just been thinking about this, and wondered what peoples thoughts were.
     
  2. Starlite

    Starlite PetForums VIP

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    I think because it can be very prevelant in some breeds including mine and although there is more chance of HD actually being another ailment i feel i'd like to know how my dog is affected in terms of the results and i can make my own decision whether to use that dog for breeding.

    I think it also shows you are taking into account any progeny's welfare by health testing your dog and helping reduce the chances of hereditary ailments being passed down a line necassarily

    I would much rather the chances of passing it on are zero so i will continue testing and feel much better personally about breeding from a dog with a low scoring :)
     
  3. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs PetForums VIP

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    Well of course, we all would. :) But the statistics show that HD is more likely than not caused by something else rather than being passed on. :confused1:
     
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    Always important to remind people getting pups the importance of inviromental contributions to HD.
     
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