GENERAL ZOOTECHNICS AND GENETIC IMPROVEMENT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide the student with the fundamentals for understanding the transmission of characteristics
Course contents summary
The activity of animal production recording. Additive and not additive relationship.
The genetic value and the genetic base. Estimate of genetic value in breeders (pedigree index, performance test, sib test, progeny test, BLUP-Animal Model).
Direct and indirect selection; multiple trait selection; genetic progress; stud books; cross breeding and inbreeding.
Horse genetic improvement. Selection objectives and genetic evaluation in the main horse breeds in Italy.
Pierce B.A.: Genetics: Zanichelli Ed., Bologna 2005