AHT packs a punch with new breeding scheme

August 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;8/29/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 9, p247
Academic Journal
The article reports on the Animal Health Trust's (AHT) research to develop a sustainable breeding programme to safeguard the future of the Suffolk Punch. It states that the Suffolk Punch has been listed as critically endangered by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Moreover, the small population size makes the breed susceptible to future health problems due to reduced genetic diversity. According to AHT scientist Sarah Blott, the horse is one of England's most ancient breed.


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