This course provides an application of the principles of genetic selection for the improvement of dairy cattle and horses. The basic concepts of inheritance from both mathematical and biological perspectives are emphasized. Progeny and performance testing programs, pedigree analysis, mating systems and their application to selection and production of genetically superior animals are discussed.
Prerequisites: DAS 100 or ESCI 305 and DANS 120 or ESCI 110 with a C or better (prerequisite or co-requisite)
3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester for equine or fall semester for dairy students, alternate years, even years