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Robinsons Genetics for Cat Breeders and Veterinarians

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ISBN: 9780750640695

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Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders and Veterinarians , 4th Edition

By Carolyn M. Vella, Lorraine M. Shelton, BS, BA, John J. McGonagle and Terry W. Stanglein, VMD

272 pages
Copyright 1999
$129.00, Paperback, Reference

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The field of genetics has changed considerably since the first edition of Genetics for Cat Breeders was published in 1971. For decades the discussion of genetics was limited to observations of populations but now geneticists are beginning to look at the actual molecular mechanisms behind the traits and diseases seen in the cat.

Continuing the pioneering work of the late Roy Robinson, Carolyn Vella and her team of experts have significantly expanded the scope of previous editions to produce a work which is now of equal benefit to both veterinary surgeons and cat breeders. Their aim has been to make the book more accessible and understandable whilst providing an impartial look at sometimes controversial and complex issues.

The book retains the most important information published in previous editions and also incorporates some of the continuing work done by Roy Robinson prior to his death. A considerable amount of new information has been added in order to provide both breeders and veterinarians with the broadest possible range of information. The authors have not only reviewed the traditional sources of scientific literature and recently published studies, but have also conducted interviews with veterinarians, researchers and breeders.


"If for three decades the late Roy Robinson s Genetics for Cat Breeders has been the cat breeder s Bible, this new book must be the American Revised Version....[The authors] have successfully preserved, continued and expanded on Roy Robinson s pioneering work... Not only does it continue Robinson s work, it actually makes the best guide to feline genetics better!"C.F.A. s The Almanac

Key Features

  • The 4th edition of Roy Robinson's established text on cat genetics has been updated by a team of specialists to reflect a decade of changes and advances in genetic research
  • The authorship now includes a practising veterinarian as well as experienced cat breeders, thus making this new edition useful at both veterinary and breeder levels
  • New technical and historical appendices contain important reference material and a glossary has been added for ease of reference


    Cat breeders; veterinary practitioners; veterinary undergraduates.

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    Author Information

    By Carolyn M. Vella, Licenced Judge, American Cat Fanciers' Association; Professional member of the Cat Writers' Association; Registered cat breeder; Lorraine M. Shelton, BS, BA, Research scientist, Southern California, USA;; John J. McGonagle, Licensed Judge, American Cat Fanciers' Association; Professional Member of the Cat Writers' Association, registered cat breeder; and Terry W. Stanglein, VMD, Practising Veterinarian, Northampton, PA

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