Animal Breeding

Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation of the genetic value of livestock. Selecting for breeding animals with superior EBV in growth rate, egg, meat, milk, or wool production, or with other desirable traits has revolutionized livestock production throughout the world. It is the management and care of farm animals by humans for profit, in which genetic qualities and behavior, considered to be advantageous to humans, are further developed. The term can refer to the practice of selectively breeding and raising livestock to promote desirable traits in animals for utility, sport, pleasure, or research. Breeding techniques such as artificial insemination and embryo transfer are frequently used today, not only as methods to guarantee that females breed regularly but also to help improve herd genetics. On the one hand, this improves the ability of the animals to convert feed to meat, milk, or fiber more efficiently, and improve the quality of the final product. On the other, it decreases genetic diversity, increasing the severity of certain disease outbreaks among other risks. 

  • Breeding and variation
  • Reproductive physiology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Inbreeding
  • Heritability and genetic correlations in breeding
  • Artificial Insemination

Related Conference of Animal Breeding

July 23-27 2016

35th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference

Utah USA
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International Plant Animal Genome XXIV Conference

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18th International Congress of Animal Reproduction

Tours France
January 16-20 2016

The North American Veterinary Community Conference 2016

Orlando Florida USA
December 15-16 2016

1st Annual International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Science

Colombo Sri Lanka
February 05-07 2016

CenCan Conference

Manitoba Canada
February 25-27 2016

Virginia Veterinary Conference

Virginia USA
March 04-06 2016

Oregon Veterinary Conference

Corvallis USA
June 23-26 2016

Pacific Veterinary Conference

San Francisco USA
June 01-05 2016

Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference

Florida USA

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