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Zootechnics refers to all activities involved in keeping, breeding and exploiting domestic animals, including veterinary medicine.
While traditional farming has slowly improved the genetic background of animals over many centuries through controlled breeding, modern genetics can easily and quickly impact on the selection of a desired character.
Traditional breeding is an inefficient and time-consuming process, with most traits difficult to assess.
By assuring fast and cost-effective analysis at genome-wide scale, NGS offers the incredible opportunity to quickly determine livestock features and breeding value, even in young animals, and can assist in breeding decisions.
Therefore, NGS is revolutionizing farm industry.
Last but absolutely not least, genomic analysis of parasites and other disease-causing agents (e.g. viruses, microbes) can help in ameliorating animal health.