Horse Genetics, 3rd Edition

Completely updated and revised, the third edition of this essential textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat colour, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation, as well as the many recent advances in genomics.

New for the third edition:
– More information on genomics and biology have been included
– There are two additional chapters on genetics with respect to infectious diseases and reproduction
– Expanded sections on quantitative genetics and genomic selection provide comprehensive coverage
– Many new figures further illustrate key points in the text
– Redesigned in colour throughout and keeping the popular features of previous editions

This authoritative text remains one of the key sources of information for basic genetic principles and their specific applications to the horse, and is essential for students of equine studies, animal breeding and veterinary science, as well as horse breeders and owners.

Table of Contents
  • 1: Nature of Breeds
  • 2: Evolution and Domestication
  • 3: Equus
  • 4: Fundamentals of Genetics
  • 5: The Language of Genetics
  • 6: Genomics
  • 7: Black, Bay, and Chestnut (Extension and Agouti)
  • 8: Color Diluting Genes
  • 9: Tobiano, White, Sabino and Roan (KIT)
  • 10: Frame Overo and Splashed White
  • 11: Leopard Complex
  • 12: Gray, Brindle, Curly and Tiger Eye
  • 13: Putting it All Together: Color By Design
  • 14: Parentage Testing
  • 15: Blood Groups and Neonatal Isoerythrolysis
  • 16: Medical Genetics
  • 17: Cytogenetics
  • 18: Major Genes, Quantitative Trait Loci and Marker Assisted Selection
  • 19: Complex Traits
  • 20: Pedigrees and Breeding Schemes
  • 21: Microbiome and Mitochondria
  • 22: Where Do We Go From Here?

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