Early Embryonic Loss and Genetics

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Chromosomes are large segments of DNA wound around special proteins within each cell's nucleus. They contain nearly all of the body's genetic material. Horses have 64 chromosomes (or 32 pairs) including the two sex chromosomes (XY in males and XX in females). The sire and dam each contribute 32 chromosomes to their offspring. Modern cytogenetic methods enable the identification of all 32 pair

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