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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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The debutants pedigree colt War Drum and unknown pedigree mare Fifty Fifty comes from the stables of Syed Ismail Shah while another pedigree colt Give Away is owned by Haji Sahib Jan.
Analysis of founder representation in pedigrees: founder equivalents and founder genome equivalents.
Pedigrees were found to be notably more amiable, and the friendliest of all was the hairless sphynx cat, which was even happy to visit the vet and be bathed.
FDA explained in the preamble to the proposed rule that it was taking this action "in response to longstanding issues, including an injunction currently in effect, regarding the application of and compliance with this requirement." 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.
Morris said: "The book is designed to entertain, and hopefully educate, people with regard to the way pedigrees are perceived and the dimensions genetics research adds to their study.
The LUA dogs have sparked controversy worldwide, with the American Kennel Club refusing to accept them as pedigrees.
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.
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.