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Genetics and Breeding of Irish Horses

07 January 2022
Type Book

This book has been designed to educate those interested in equine studies. It outlines several aspects of equine genetics and breeding and illustrates how breeders can improve the genetic merit of Irish horses backed by science.

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The book aims to be a blueprint for equine genetic improvement. The terms commonly used by animal breeders to describe the characteristics of a population are described in an easy to understand format. The book is designed to educate breeders to use available resources to make more informed breeding decisions.

This is an essential book for horse breeders and owners, students of equine studies, animal breeding and veterinary science who want to learn more about equine breeding and genetics. References are included throughout to provide greater details about a particular topic. A glossary at the end of the book provides the reader with a summary of definitions used.