You’ve heard of the Dolly the sheep but do we really need horse cloning.
Born July 5, 1996, she was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. Two decades after Dolly’s birth, the impact of cloning has faded from public consciousness.
Many of the scientific community are still in favor of horse cloning because of its potential advantages; offspring of known sex could be obtained from a few superior producing or disease resistant animals to develop high quality herds or flocks. Cloned animals could also be a valuable resource for biomedical research and in the rescue of endangered species.
When I think about horses breed lines it doesn’t surprise me that cloning
has been happening for years.
“Horse cloning takes the guesswork out of breeding and protects elite equine genetics” They have successfully cloned hundreds of elite horses, including ViaGen President Blake Russell’s very own stallion, Pure Tailor Fit.
When I started to think about this I could see the benefits of horse cloning
. I also think it’s very interesting that we have a lot DNA samples everything we register our horses. So being the optimist I am, I guess this is one species that will never disappear.
On the other side of it, I don’t like the idea of ordering a foal like you are buying a new pair of shoes.
Would be interest to know what other horse friends think about cloning?