Breeding or assisted reproduction? Relevance of the horse model applied to the conservation of endangered equids.

@article{Smits2012BreedingOA,
  title={Breeding or assisted reproduction? Relevance of the horse model applied to the conservation of endangered equids.},
  author={K Smits and Maarten K. Hoogewijs and Henri Woelders and Peter F. Daels and Ann van Soom},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 Suppl 4},
  pages={239-48}
}
Many wild equids are at present endangered in the wild. Concurrently, increased mechanization has pushed back the numbers of some old native horse breeds to levels that are no longer compatible with survival of the breed. Strong concerns arose in the last decade to preserve animal biodiversity, including that of rare horse breeds. Genome Resource Banking refers to the cryostorage of genetic material and is an approach for ex situ conservation, which should be applied in combination with in situ… CONTINUE READING

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