“Looking into Sebaceous adentitis”
The article covers a very interesting SA discussion between Dr. Pedersen and Peter van der Lugt.
Some of the areas discussed
How is SA inherited?
Is it autosomal recessive with partial penetrance – no that is a Misconception
How to prevent SA when breeding
Biopsy? Genetic marker? Or another approach?
How much does that matter?
“LOOKING INTO SEBACEOUS ADENITIS”
A conversation about SA in Japanese Akita Inu with DR. Niels Pedersen
BY PETER VAN DER LUGT
About Dr. Pedersen
Dr. Pedersen is an expert on SA & genetics with an immense track record, and used to be responsible for the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and the Center for Companion Animal Health at UC Davis. Even though he is sort of retired now, he still continues to do research full time. He was recently involved in a research on SA and Addison’s disease in Standard Poodle and currently spends his time on a valuable research on genetic diversity in Akita.