Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 1537-1542

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765051537
Published online 2017-10-31

Some Effects on the Performance of the Czech Warm‑Blood Horse in the Horse Breeding Station (ŠCHK) – Měník

Barbora Kubištová, Iva Jiskrová

Department of Animal Breeding, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Using the Excel programme a database was created of 332 horses born at the horse breeding station (ŠCHK) – Měník after 1 August 1993. The database was transferred to the Unistat 6.5 programme and by means of the linear model GLM evaluated were some effects on horse performance in the horse breeding station (ŠCHK) – Měník. For the evaluation of breeding activities we selected a few important effects on the herd, i.e. sex, father (line), mother (family) and year of birth. For each horse of the database we identified the basic measurements, results from the score on entry into the studbook and performance tests. The database included a total of 15 homogeneous families and their numerous offspring. The following stallions influenced the herd: 366 Taarlo, 616 Erudit, 2626 Sahib Kubišta, 525 Tarlo Kubišta, 1004 First Bride, 2805 Le Patron, 630 Przedswit Makebo, 1028 Manillon Rouge and 2640 Radegast. Rating based on the variable score on entry into the studbook and the basic performance test was statistically the highest in 1994. In dependence on the basic performance test the rating of stallion 1028 Manillon Rouge was the highest with an average of 7.8 scores. The families Forma and Gama S reached the statistically significantly highest scores for the dependent variables of the testing rearing house and heart girth. The mares have a statistically significantly larger heart girth than the stallions. Stallion 2640 Radegast had a bone diameter of 22 cm which was statistically significantly the highest rating; stallion 616 Erudit had the lowest rating.

Funding

This work was funded by the Internal Grant Agency at the Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of AgriSciences, under Grant TP 7/2017: Analysis of performance and behaviour of farm animals in relation to ambient temperature variability and possibilities of elimination of its impact.

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