Equine Color Genetics

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Equine Color Genetics 2e is a complete discussion of horse and donkey colors, including details of their genetic control and their identification. The book explains how to accurately identify horses and donkeys by using colors. It furthers an understanding of the genetic basis of color and contributes to research on specific behavioral characteristics associated with color. The author includes all known color variations of horses throughout the world. The book provides an explanation of genetic mechanisms that determine colors and discusses colors in sequence from less common to more common. Donkey color is addressed in a separate section.

This uncomplicated and useful approach to understanding horse and donkey color patterns, as well as the various subtleties that exist, includes more than 100 striking color photographs accompanied by descriptions of both common and unique coat patterns.

With new chapters concerning breeds and conservation and on the basic biology of gene selection, as well as new appendices detailing previously undocumented genes in horses and donkeys, this second edition of Equine Color Genetics will appeal to anyone who is a student of the horse. Breeders, veterinarians, faculty and veterinary students and equine science students will find this book a valuable addition to their libraries.

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Equine Color Genetics, Second Edition presents the most recent advances in color genetics to horse, donkey, and mule breeders, enabling breeders to tailor their breeding programs to maximize desired color outcomes and minimize undesired color outcomes. The book’s format bridges the gap between the scientific and lay communities without ignoring the intricate and complex issues involved in horse and donkey color genetics.

Equine Color Genetics

  • Provides an explanation of genetic mechanisms that determine colors
  • Discusses colors in sequence from less common to more common
  • Explains each color through the interactions of genetic phenomena that build the colors step by step
  • Examines patterns of white hair that may be superimposed on colors
  • Touches on folklore associated with horse colors
  • Treats donkey color in a separate section

The second edition presents more explicit and detailed explanations than were previously possible, as well as recently documented colors and combinations. The section on donkey colors includes the results of recent studies into the genetic control of color in this species, which will greatly assist donkey breeders as they tailor breeding programs to their own goals.

About the Author:

D. Phillip Sponenberg is professor of pathology and genetics at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and has worked in the field of animal color genetics for nearly three decades. His work with rare breed conservation, largely through the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, has provided ample opportunity to pursue the variations and details of color in several uncommon but important breeds

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