Cookies on CAB eBooks

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

CAB eBooks

Ebooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International

Results per page:

Search results

CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origins and rôles of today's livestock breeds.

The huge variety of animal and other species that we see today, together with those now extinct, evolved by the process of natural selection. The key to natural selection, and to the artificial selection practised by breeders, is the inherited variation in many characteristics that exists between...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Predicting breeding values.

This chapter discusses approaches to predicting breeding values and presents an outline of the steps that are required to obtain the most appropriate breeding values for any species. This process of predicting breeding values is often termed genetic evaluation.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pedigrees and breeding schemes.

This article describes the different types of mating and selective breeding systems in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Selection of the mare for breeding.

In this chapter the selection criteria for reproductive competence in the mare which often is referred to as breeding soundness evaluation (BSE)which includes: history; temperament; age; general conformation and condition; reproductive tract examination (external and internal); infections; blood...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Selection of the stallion for breeding.

This chapter discusses the criteria and techniques that can be used in the selection for reproductive competence in stallions that have met performance selection criteria. Reproductive physiology and some of the causes of infertility in the stallion and the methods by which they can be investigated ...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242232)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Horse genetics.

This third edition provides basic information on genetics in an easy-to-understand format. As before, the book includes introductory chapters on basic genetics that review terminology and fundamental concepts. At the same time, the text contains very specific information about the DNA variants...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for prospective cat owners.

Guidelines in choosing a cat as pet were presented highlighting the different reasons for wanting to own a cat as well as health benefits of pet ownership.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle. Topics discussed include conventional pedigree-based prediction, prediction using genomic information, validation of predictive ability, understanding predictive ability, blending genomic and...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Fernando, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic evaluation with different sources of records.

The basic model and assumptions governing genetic evaluation are presented in this chapter, together with simple situations involving prediction of breeding values from the records of an individual. Moreover, the introduction and use of selection indices to predict genetic merit combining...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter

Refine Results

Sort Order
Author
Geographical Location
Item Type
Subject Topics