Inbreeding is the mating of animals that are closely related for example parents and their offsprings, full brothers and sisters or half brother and sisters.
• It decreases the fertility and even, productivity of an animal.
• Continuous inbreeding among cattle causes inbreading depression.
• Most animals carry undesirable genes and inbreeding further magnifies this.
• Inbreeding reduce rate of growth and size of the animals.
It can be overcome by applying outbreeding, in which mating is done between different breeds or individuals having no common ancestors.
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