Departments

Department of Horse Breeding

Conducts research, research and development, implementation, dissemination works and training in the field of horse breeding, keeping, using, feeding, behaviour and welfare  concerning in particular:

  • Breeding and rearing in various conditions of horse keeping and using,
  • The influence of the ways of keeping and using horses on natural environment,
  • In situ and ex situ development, realization and monitoring of the activities, particularly for native breeds,
  • The development and implementation of innovative methods in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology of reproduction with the aim of preserving the biodiversity of native breeds,
  • Working out the genetic bases of the occurrence of functional traits in horses,
  • The development and implementation of the methods of the evaluation of horse productive and breeding value,
  • Active participation in field selection, breeding, productive and promotional works (breeding and productive championships, stallion and mare selection, bravery tests, exhibitions, performances),
  • Implementation and dissemination of the obtained research results (trainings, seminars, conferences, workshops, breeders reunions).

Realizes the tasks resulting from the Convention on Biological Diversity ratified by the Republic of Poland in the field of protection and sustainable use of animal genetic resources, particularly:

  • The development, modification and implementation of horse genetic resources conservation programmes and the procedures of their realization,
  • Conducting and management of database on national horse genetic resources,
  • Coordinating, monitoring and the realization of horse genetic resources conservation programmes (annual qualification of animals and herds, record-keeping),
  • Cooperation with national and international organizations and breeders in the field of protection and sustainable use of horse genetic resources.

The Department exerts supervision over functioning of horse breeding in Experimental Stations (including companies) of the Institute.