Horse Genetics

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9781845936754: Horse Genetics

There are over 250 breeds of horses worldwide, with different abilities, temperaments and phenotypic traits that have developed and diversified for thousands of years since horses were first domesticated by humans.

This essential textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat color, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation, and new advances such as micro-satellite testing. The authors have updated Dr. Ann T. Bowling's seminal work in light of the sequencing of the complete horse genome, and in addition to the basic genetic principles and their specific applications to the horse, new and revised topics include the development of genomics, gene expression, the relationship of the genome to physiological function, blood groups, transfusion medicine and haemolytic disease of newborn foals. It also includes a greater description of the diversity of breeds of horse in the world, and equid evolution.

It is an essential book for students of equine studies, animal breeding and veterinary science, as well horse breeders and owners.

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About the Author:

Ernest Bailey is at the University of Kentucky.

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From reviews of the first edition:
"...an excellent introduction into genetics as applied to Horses...also highly recommended for practical horse breeders. It's a must for all people interested in horses and in the genetics of horses." (Livestock Production Science)

"...highly recommended as a clear and readable review of horse genetics." (The Veterinary Record)

"If you have been waiting for a clear, concise and authoritative discussion of horse genetics, here it is...an important addition to any equine library." (Arabian Visions)

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