Genetic Selection of Horses. Introduction. Genetics are not as utilized in the horse industry as in livestock species who select for size, length, weight, efficiency of or maximal production of livestock Horse breeders look more at pedigree, eye catching traits, and subjective criteria.
Style (Hunter etc.)
PerformanceWhat traits do horse breeders select for?
Zippo Pat Bars
CK Zippos Bar Bee
Zippo Pat Bars
Zippo Bar Pine
Zip Bar Bee
Double Bar Leo
Money Bee Honey
BRAVE RAJ, by Rajab. 6 wins in 9 starts at 2, $933,650, champion 2-year-old filly in U.S., Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies S. [G1], Del Mar Debutante S. [G2], Sorrento S. [G3], Florida Stallion/My Dear Girl S. [LR] (CRC, $240,000), Florida Stallion/Susan's Girl S. [LR] (CRC, $45,000), 2nd Junior Miss S. [L] (DMR, $10,000). Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 10 winners--
BRAVO BULL (c. by Holy Bull). Black type winner, see below.
RUSSIAN TANGO (f. by Nijinsky II). 4 wins at 3 and 4, $92,390, The Very One H. [L] (GP, $30,000). Dam of--
EUROSILVER (c. by Unbridled's Song). 4 wins, 2 to 4, 2005, $622,310, Lane's End Breeders' Futurity [G2] (KEE, $248,000), Skip Away H. [G3] (GP, $60,000), 2nd Stephen Foster H. [G1] (CD, $165,600), Swale S. [G3] (GP, $30,000), Perryville S. [L] (KEE, $22,520).
COMBINED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY (CID)
Biopsies from normal (left) and GBED-affected (right) horses stained with PAS.
A normal biopsy (left) and a biopsy from a horse with PSSM (right) stained with PAS. Note the lack of a uniform texture in the PSSM biopsy. The darker areas in the PSSM biopsy indicate the accumulation of excess glycogen and abnormal polysaccharide.