SCIENCE AND EDUCATION


PROTECTION OF GENE POOL OF THOROUGHBRED HORSES

According to the Genetic Resources Institute of the National Academy of Sciences, at present there are 67,7 thousand head of horses in Azerbaijan including world known Azerbaijani species “Karabakh” and “Dilboz” and types of horses “Guba” and “Shirvan”.

Along with biodiversity actions taken in Azerbaijan preserving of above-mentioned types of horses is also a focus of attention. In specialists’ opinion, horses of Azerbaijani origin classified into three types: Small Caucasus and “Karabakh” and “Dilboz” horses among them, Large Caucasus, i.e. Guba horses.

For the passed 50 years thoroughbred horses “English”, “Arab”, “Terek”, “Turkmen”, “Budennovskaya”, “Trakenskaya” and pony have been delivered to Azerbaijan.

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