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Animal Breeding examines in detail the various techniques that can be used in breeding animals, such as selection, cross-breeding and inbreeding.  Examples of the various techniques are given, including their advantages and disadvantages in tropical and sub-tropical environments, and how they can be used to improve the core traits of animals.  The book also deals with basic genetics and examines factors such as the effect of climate on animals and the importance of preserving the gene pool in native tropical breeds.  This book will be an invaluable guide for anyone involved with animal breeding and livestock improvement in the tropics.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1994
  • Publisher: Macmillian Press Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 033357298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333572986
  • Dewey Decimal: 636.082
  • ECHO Library: 636.082 WEI
  • ECHO Asia Library: AB.051