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, and
new advances such as micro-satellite testing. The authors have updated Dr.
Ann T. Bowling's seminal work in light of the sequencing of the complete
horse genome, and in addition to the basic genetic principles and their
specific applications to the horse, new and revised topics include the
development of genomics, gene expression, the relationship of the genome
to physiological function, blood groups, transfusion medicine and
haemolytic disease of newborn foals. It also includes a greater
description of the diversity of breeds of horse in the world, and equid
evolution. It is an essential book for students of equine studies, animal
breeding and veterinary science, as well horse breeders and owners.