New Edition of Equine Color Genetics Text Released

A new edition of the veterinary textbook Equine Color Genetics, penned by D. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, was recently released by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. An expansion of the previous edition released in 2003, the third edition provides more explicit and detailed explanations than were previously possible.

This new edition for breeders of horses, donkeys, and mules provides information that enables them to modify their breeding programs to reach desired color outcomes. The text presents detailed explanations for equine coat colors, including sections on donkey colors and Appaloosa coat patterns. The text also features the detailed genetic basis of five new coat colors, explanations of each coat color through the genetic mechanism that form them, and examination of white hair patterns that may be superimposed on colors.

For more information, contact Wiley-Blackwell; 10475 Crosspoint Blvd, Indianapolis, In. 46256; 877/762-2974; Reference: ISBN 9780813813646.

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