The application of genetic testing for performance in horses
Genetics is a field that has exploded in the past 20 years. One of the key landmarks was the mapping of the full horse genome in 2006 which was known as the Horse Genome Project and which mapped 2.7 billion DNA base pairs. The full map was released in 2009 and this has paved the way for a tremendous amount of research into disease but also into performance. Whilst most horse owners would likely support the use of genetic testing to understand or eradicate disease, the use of genetic techniques . . .