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PEDIGREE, descents. A succession of degrees from the origin; it is the state of the family as far as regards the relationship of the different members, their births, marriages and deaths; this term is applied to persons or families, who trace their origin or descent.
     2. On account of the difficulty of proving in the ordinary manner by living witnesses, facts which occurred in remote times, hearsay evidence (q.v.) has been admitted to prove a pedigree. 1 Phil. Ev. 186; 1 Stark. Ev. 55; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 110; 8 Com. Dig. 583 1 Pet. 337; 6 Pet., 81; 13 Pet. 209 1 Wheat. 6; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 243; 4 Wash.C.C.R.186; 3Bouv.Inst.n. 3067. Vide Descent; Line.

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In the current research, genetic diversity of Iranian Adani dairy goat was assessed utilizing pedigree analysis.
The study also suggested that the greater affability of pedigrees came about because breeders tended to leave the kittens with their mothers for longer, during a crucial period in their development, when they are becoming used to humans.
The Agency also announced that, while the rulemaking is pending, it intends to exercise enforcement discretion regarding the statutory pedigree requirements of the PDMA and certain related regulatory requirements, provided that pedigrees issued by wholesale distributors identify the last ADR that handled the drug and the date of the transaction, as well as the names and addresses of all unauthorized distributors that handled the drug subsequent to that ADR and the corresponding dates of those transactions.
The controversy prompted the Kennel Club and the Dogs Trust to jointly fund an independent inquiry, which last year made a number of recommendations to tackle inbreeding in pedigrees, puppy farming and other welfare issues for dogs.
Pedigrees can't pick their own partners and are whisked from one cat show to another - and those cats on the catwalk are so catty.
The goals are to educate thoroughbred breeders about progress and new discoveries in the field of equine pedigrees and genetics, create awareness of tools and technology available, and to provide a networking opportunity for international participants of the breeding industry.
The pedigree envelope format is an electronic wrapper used to transmit a collection of pedigrees associated with an outbound customer shipment.
Two years later the board sponsored legislation strengthening and clarifying some of those pedigree requirements and, in the process, moved the implementation date from January 1, 2007, to January 1, 2009, to allow the industry additional time for developing the technologies needed for electronic pedigrees.
The guidelines, effective January 1, 2007, will help pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and retailers create either paper or electronic pedigrees to trace the custody of drugs in the supply chain.
Although pedigree data are extremely valuable, the routine use of these data is limited by several factors: (i) information may be required from many different sources to trace extended pedigrees; (ii) information from multiple sources must be merged into a single database in anticipation of queries that may require any particular subset of data; (iii) information from different sources may be incomplete, incorrect, conflicting, or ambiguous; (iv) varieties often have multiple names or identifiers; and (v) simple query tools to access pedigree data are often lacking.
Performance and pedigree data is entered on a daily basis and the new pedigrees and updated Interim Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) are available on the web in 24 hours.
Until now, preventing counterfeit drugs by providing accurate drug pedigrees has been complex and expensive for pharmaceutical wholesale distributors who typically carry more than 40,000 drug stocking units to supply pharmacies that fill over three billion prescriptions annually.