Italian Greyhounds: Bred for Bad Teeth

Scientists at UC Davis have identified the gene responsible for tooth disorder common in Italian greyhounds (IG). Enamel hypoplasia in IGs is characterized by discolored, rough surfaced teeth, the condition is caused by incomplete mineral deposition and/or defective organization of enamel during the development of the tooth. The genetic disorder was traced back to a 5bp…

100 Years of Breed “Improvement”

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