Bringing together the experience of three top academic experts in breeding procedure, this up-to-date second edition of Managing
Breeds for a Secure Future examines breeding and genetics at a level accessible to all. This new edition has been revised
to cover emerging debates in animal breeding and includes domestic species such as dogs and horses.The authors skilfully use
a clear discussion of theoretical genetics to explain its practical applications to a wide audience of livestock and domestic
animal breeders. Specific examples are provided throughout to illustrate how decisions regarding breeding and management relate
back to genetic theory.Advice is given on all areas pertaining to the process of responsible breed management from selecting
pairs and mating systems to registry functions and long-term management. Current topics of interest covered include: breeding
for robustness and disease resistance, international movement of livestock, and preserving endangered breeds. Breed associations
are also discussed in depth with particular emphasis on how reducing common conflicts can secure the future of breeds for
generations to come.This practical book offers a comprehensive examination of breeding practices aimed at livestock and dog
breeders of all abilities and experience levels.
The first edition was published by The Livestock Conservancy.