Genetics in Irish event horses

Professor Emmeline Hill sits down with William Micklem to discuss the genetic evolution of the Irish Sport Horse. The Traditional Irish Horse Association (TIHA) aim is to conserve and develop traditional bloodlines within Irish sport horse breeding. During their conversation they discuss the advantages of genetic diversity within the equine population, the impact of early life husbandry on individuals’ development and the research that is ongoing by Prof. Hill’s team that will offer major advances to the future of sport horse breeding.  With both British and Irish sport horse breeding programmes fundamentally based on thoroughbreds, Irish drafts and . . .

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