Intraspecific differentiation by exterior in horses of different breeds

Vladimir Demin, Timur Tarchokov, Elena Ryabova, Inna Tsyganok, Natalia Kulmakova, R.Z. Abdulkhalikov
2021 E3S Web of Conferences  
The analysis of the exterior features of horses of the roadster and heavy draft horse breeds by basic and supplementary measurements of body articles and conformation indexes was carried out in order to study the intraspecific differentiation. The results showed significant differences between the racing roadster breeds and heavy draft breeds. The racing roadster breeds were similar in most respects, but the Russian Saddle Horse had more differences compared to other roadster breeds. Soviet
more » ... breeds. Soviet Heavy Draft mares were reliably superior to riding mares in most measurements and conformation indices, but inferior to them in terms of neck length. Our research has shown that the selection of highly specialized types of horses leads to a distinct differentiation between breeds of horses in the exterior structure. The resulting digital data should be used for the development of standards and regulations in the breeding of horses for different uses.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202126202018 fatcat:5b424xb2rjbobhpo2yvcr3qiim