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Managing Breeds for a Secure Future 3rd Ed: Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations


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D. Phillip Sponenberg, Jeannette Beranger, Alison Martin, Charlene Couch

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Breeds are fascinating entities. They depend on individual breeders for their continuing existence. Although breeders may come and go, each of them is important and has the potential to make positive contributions to the breed.

Multiple factors can guarantee breeders long-term successful management. These include biological aspects, consistent market demand, and the important and sometimes politically charged role of breed associations as the main advocates for breeds today.

Strategies for success have been detailed in the first and second editions of Managing Breeds for a Secure Future. The third edition explores this further, providing more strategies that can assure long-term survival for breeds of livestock, poultry, and dogs.

Managing Breeds for a Secure Future Third Edition is re-organized to flow better, and has additional chapters on specific protocols for maintaining breeds. It also delves more deeply into rescuing rare populations, through both theory and practice. Updates to the new edition include: biological issues, population analysis, pedigree-based analyses, managing a genetic defect, and specific rescue principles and practices.


Preface xi

1 Introduction

2 Breed Basics

3 Breeds as Gene Pools: Variability and Predictability

4 Defining an Individual Breed

5 Breed Standards

6 Principles of Genetic Management

7 Selection as a Genetic Management Tool

8 Evaluating Individual Animals

9 Practical Aspects of Genetic Management

10 Assisted Reproduction Techniques

11 Animal Identification

12 Population Analysis

13 Maintaining Breeds for Long-Term Success

14 Specific Plans for Maintenance Breeding

15 Rescuing Small Populations: General Aspects

16 Specific Plans for Rescue Breeding

17 Putting the Lessons Together: Dexter Cattle

18 External Factors Affecting Breeds

19 General Principles for Breed Associations

20 Practical Details of Breed Associations

21 Registry

22 Breeder Responsibilities

Appendix 1 Phenotypic Matrix for Colonial Spanish Horses

Appendix 2 A Protocol for Bloodline Analysis

Appendix 3 A Protocol for Assessing Popular Sires or Dams

Appendix 4 Sample Bylaws

Additional information

Page extent432 Pages
Product typeHB
Publication dateJanuary 2022
Dimensions243 × 172 mm


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