Managing Breeds for a Secure Future Third Edition: Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations - D. Phillip Sponenberg; Alison Martin; Jeannette Beranger; Charlene Couch; | Foyles Bookstore
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Managing Breeds for a Secure Future Third Edition: Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations
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Managing Breeds for a Secure Future Third Edition: Strategies for Breeders and Breed Associations (Hardback)

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Long-term management of rare breeds is a complicated endeavour, and strategies for success have been detailed in the first and second edition of Managing Breeds for a Secure Future. For many the challenge of knowing exactly what to do when very short-term actions are needed to rescue a numerically small population of animals remains. Such situations point to a need for a specific set of recipes that can be followed in different situations in order to assure successful outcomes. This new edition addresses that need. Each rare breed rescue comes with its own array of specific problems, but several general concepts run through all of them.

These concepts provide a good framework for breed rescue work. This book relies on these concepts in order to help breeders chart a course when confronted with a rare population (breed or bloodline) that faces immediate threat of loss.

Some of the updates to new edition include:

* Biological Issues

* Population Analysis

* Pedigree-based Analyses

* Managing a Genetic Defect

* General Rescue Principles

Managing Breeds for a Secure Future Third Edition is an expanded version of the second edition. It is re-organized to flow better, and has additional chapters on specific breeding protocols for maintaining breeds. It also delves more deeply into rescuing rare populations, through both theory and practice.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAnimal husbandryAnimal breeding Publisher: 5M Books Ltd Publication Date: 31/12/2021 ISBN-13: 9781789181647  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD is Professor of Pathology and Genetics at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. His breed conservation endeavors include technical adviser for the Livestock Conservancy as well as extensive work in Latin America. This work has been pivotal in saving several endangered livestock breeds. Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy. With over 30 years' experience as an animal professional in veterinary and zoological institutions, she implements conservation programs, conducts field research, and advises farmers working with rare breeds. Recently she was honored as one of the top "45 Amazing Country Women in America" by Country Woman magazine for her long standing dedication to endangered breed conservation. Alison Martin is Executive Director at The Livestock Conservancy, USA. She has a PhD in Genetics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she specialized in disease resistance in poultry.

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