Galloping into the Future: Genetic Tips and Tools for the Horse Owner
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Patterson Rosa, Laura, Carissa Wickens, and Samantha A. Brooks. 2017. “Galloping into the Future: Genetic Tips and Tools for the Horse Owner: AN333, 5/2017”. EDIS 2017 (3). Gainesville, FL.


This 4-page fact sheet discusses the equine genome, determining the genotype of a horse, breeding for certain traits, and the future of genetic tools. Written by Laura Patterson Rosa, Carissa Wickens, and Samantha A. Brooks, and published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, May 2017.
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