Using genetic information to understand and inform the management of horse breeds
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Presented by: Dr. Jessica Petersen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Modern horse breeds have a relatively short evolutionary history and therefore the long-term impact of selective breeding has yet to be seen. Managing breeds effectively requires understanding the relationships among individuals across geographic space and over time. This presentation will use examples of the Clydesdale, a breed native to Scotland but more prevalent in North American, and that of the US Shire to exemplify how genomic information can be used to characterize and track changes in diversity over time. The advantage of using genomics rather than pedigree information to quantify relationships and inbreeding will also be discussed as will how these ideas can be applied to aid in the management of other breeds such as the Thoroughbred.
CE Eligible: Yes
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