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Q. What are the risks if any of siblings mating

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

A. Mating of siblings is never a good idea. Just like in humans the risk of genetic abnormalities increases greatly. These could be things like hernias to more severe like neurologic defects. I would strongly advise against it.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. In some cases siblingmating can cause reproductive issues such as small litter sizes and high mortality rate of newborns.


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