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Manual of Methods for Preservation of Valuable Equine Genetics in Live Animals and Post-Mortem
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By Kindra Rader, Charles C. Love, Charlene R. Couch and Katrin Hinrichs
Texas A&M University and The Livestock Conservancy have published a much-needed guide for veterinarians, breeders and horse owners to conserve valuable genetic materials from horses and donkeys. These samples of sperm, eggs or tissue may represent the last remaining genetic information from a valuable horse, bloodline or breed.
The manual was created as a resource for owners and everyday veterinarians to understand how to properly collect vital tissues in ways that minimize loss and maximize resources for conservation. The tissues can then be sent to specialized facilities that can “work the magic” to utilize and preserve what could be irreplaceable genetics for the future.
Authors Kindra Rader, Charles C. Love, Charlene R. Couch and Katrin Hinrichs provide detailed information and emergency protocols for veterinarians and owners that make it possible for any veterinarian or horse owner to preserve priceless genetics—even after the animal’s life has ended.”
Originally conceived as a resource for conserving rare equine breeds, the manual contains detailed protocols for saving sperm, eggs and tissue samples from live animals and post-mortem emergency situations. Many of the techniques are directly applicable to the conservation of other mammalian species.
The manual is available for free to download on the Livestock Conservancy's website and is being widely promoted among equine health and conservation organizations.
  • Pages: 67
  • Size: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Color: Full-color; Photographs and illustrations throughout