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Broiler breeding strategies over the decades: an overview

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 June 2011

A.K. THIRUVENKADAN*
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal-637 002,Tamil Nadu, India
R. PRABAKARAN
Affiliation:
Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 051, Tamil Nadu, India
S. PANNEERSELVAM
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal-637 002, Tamil Nadu, India
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Corresponding author: drthirusiva @gmail.com
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Abstract

The following review considers the history of poultry breeding to date, and the contribution of both traditional and molecular genetic methods in the selection of breeding stock and in performance improvements. The genetic aspects of eradicating disease and stress-related problems in broilers are discussed in detail.

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