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Open call for submissions to tackle global dog health and welfare challenges

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The Editors of Canine Genetics and Epidemiology are calling for submissions to help tackle global challenges in canine health and welfare, under the following key themes: 

Epidemiological analysis of longitudinal dog health and phenotype databases
Longitudinal studies of canine health or behavior are particularly important to identify and monitor disease/disorder risk factors over time

Genetic analysis of canine conditions representing homologues of human diseases
As a spontaneous model of numerous heritable human diseases, dogs provide an excellent system for disease gene studies which in turn can inform treatments and therapies for both dogs and humans. 

Genetic and epidemiological analysis of physical or behavioral  ‘hypertypes’
Extreme phenotypes (morphological or behavioral) may have a considerable impact on the individual dog’s health and welfare. Understanding the extent of these hypertypes within the breed and population as a whole, is necessary to determine their global impact and identification of the genes involved in causing such ‘hypertypes’ is necessary to inform breeding strategies for health. 

Submit your manuscript to a theme here


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Bill Ollier, University of Manchester

Gustavo Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania

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Lorna Kennedy, University of Manchester

Aims and scope

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal addressing genetic, genomic and epidemiological research in both domestic and wild canids, relating to breed and species diversity, and canine evolution.

Society Information

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is published with the support and backing of the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

The Kennel Club Educational Trust (KCET) supports the Canine Genetics and Epidemiology journal by covering the costs of open access publication for research or review articles in the area of domestic dog health. The KCET is pleased to be able to facilitate the open access publication of research that has been carried out independently of the Kennel Club and its Educational Trust. Neither the Kennel Club nor the KCET have any editorial role, and so the articles published in the journal, and the views expressed therein, are solely the decision of the journal editorial team and those of the author(s) respectively, and may not represent the views of the Kennel Club or the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology are pleased to be a collaborating partner to the International Partnership for Dogs (IFPD). 


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