Leading Canine Geneticist to Give Lecture Jan. 15
Eldin A. Leighton, one of the nation’s leading authorities in canine genetics, will give a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 15, @theCVM. Leighton will discuss his latest research, “Steps taken to Genetically Control a Bleeding Disorder Discovered in German Shepherd Dogs” at noon in 255 Overton Educational Wing. As the Jane H. Booker Chair of Canine Genetics at The Seeing Eye, Inc., in Morristown, N.J., Leighton directs the genetics program for the oldest school in the world providing guide dogs for blind people. In addition to his seminar, Leighton will be consulting with the college’s Animal Health and Performance Program (AHPP) to expand and improve its detector canine breeding and development program.