Where to find out what health problems may occur in your breed
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Hereditary Diseases committee has created a database of DNA tests for hereditary diseases in dogs and cats. It is searchable by laboratory, test or breed through the University of Pennsylvania. The database also provides descriptions of diseases, information on the mutation and inheritance, and references to the information.
The Canine Inherited Disorders Database (CIDD) Is a Canadian database that attempts to provide a list of inherited disorders for each breed, on which there is consensus among veterinarians and other experts that these are significant in that breed.
The Inherited Diseases in Dogs (IDID) database complied by David Sargan in the UK contains a guide to conditions reported in purebred dogs that are, or are likely to be, inherited. Search by breed or genetic anomaly. Provides links to PubMed and other abstracting services.
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology (CGE) is a new peer-reviewed journal that provides free access to its content. Each article includes an extended lay summary plus key "take home messages" for non-specialists and an educated lay readership. The first issues contains a review on the genetics of eye diseases in dogs.