ISCA National Specialty Seminar - 2018

Jerold Bell DVM

This seminar gives Irish Setter breeders and owners the tools to understand both their pedigrees and the genetic test; as well as results and how they should be used in a sound breeding program.

The first portion follows the Ins and Outs of Pedigree Analysis, Genetic Diversity, and Genetic Disease Control article, but is based on Irish Setter pedigrees.

The second portion discusses the genetic disorders affecting the Irish Setter, with updates from Dr. Bell’s conversations with any pertinent researchers. The talk covers the different types of genetic tests, their availability, and their proper use. It includes breeding recommendations to manage different types of genetic disorders.