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Selected mating of individuals to produce a strain that is desirable or of scientific interest.
See also: hybridization, linebreeding, inbreeding.
[breed, fr. M.E. breden, fr. O.E. brēdan, + -ing]
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Genetics The process of generating progeny, understood to be non-primates; the raising or improving of domestic animals
Sociology A term referring to one’s upbringing, training, nurture, education, manners, descent, pedigree, extraction, gentility
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Q. What kind of dogs are considered "low allergy" breeds? My son really wants a dog and I am allergic. Not severely but... Promised to look into getting a low allergy one. Appreciate any info including how to source free/low cost as money is tight.

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A measurement of scrotal circumference is an integral part of breeding soundness evaluation of animals with a pendulous scrotum, particularly in bulls [12, 13].
Ott, Breeding Soundness Examination of Bulls, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, Ill, USA, 1991.
(1989) reported 76% return to breeding soundness in bulls that underwent circumcision as treatment for preputial prolapse.
However, in AI programs a very few bulls are contributing their genes to larger population of cows and the breeding soundness evaluation does not incorporate a regular assessment of libido and mating/social behavior.
Optimum serving capacity and seminal profile are indispensable parameters for evaluation of breeding soundness of dairy bulls.
Since the assessment of the male animal for breeding soundness is an essential characteristic of the successful reproductive operation in modern dairy goat management programme, it has been demonstrated that reproductive performance is economically very important in small ruminant husbandry enterprises.
Berg says a breeding soundness exam can't guarantee the fertility of a bull, but it can identify bulls having obvious reproductive problems.
That's why a bull should have a breeding soundness exam before the start of the breeding season.