Understanding the principals of breeding and genetics
This assignment will cover the reasons for breeding and things to consider when choosing a breeding pair. It will give a guide on how to manage the female from conception to parturition. It will also cover a variety of potential issues that can occur during gestation for the female and the offspring. Managing breeding stock is important to ensure the correct health of animals. It helps to avoid any unexpected issues for the breeder such as unwanted offspring or offspring with genetic diseases and prevents suffering to the animals.