Why Clone Horses and Mules?
Eng. Med. Biol.
The ability to produce offspring from animals otherwise incapable of reproduction has important implications in the equine. Routinely, male equines are electively castrated to produce animals (geldings) that are more easily managed and handled. These animals are then much more conveniently and safety used in various competitions such as cutting, reining, polo, roping, and racing. The ability to recover the genetics of animals that either prematurely die or die prior to sufficient impact of valuable genomics is an important consideration in the horse.
White, K.L., G.L. Woods, D.K. Vanderwall, G.P. Li, B.R. Sessions, and T.D. Bunch 2004. Why Clone Horses and Mules? Eng. Med. Biol. 23(2): 32-36.