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Previous studies have shown that the use of beef bull semen significantly reduces the rate of abortions due to Neospora caninum in artificially inseminated (AI) seropositive dairy cows. In addition, certain beef breeds could be more resistant to N. caninum infection and abortion than others. The...

Author(s)
Almería, S.; López-Gatius, F.; García-Ispierto, I.; Nogareda, C.; Bech-Sàbat, G.; Serrano, B.; Santolaria, P.; Yániz, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Parasitology, 2009, 163, 4, pp 323-329
Abstract

An experiment was performed on 128 heifers (79 Holstein and 49 Normande heifers) born during four successive winters (1989-1992) and aimed at studying the effect of limiting average daily live weight gain (ADG) during two successive winters on performance and longevity when heifers first calved at...

Author(s)
Cozler, Y. le; Peccatte, J. R.; Delaby, L.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2010, 127, 1, pp 238-247
Abstract

An experiment was performed on 128 heifers (79 Holstein and 49 Normande heifers) born during four successive winters (1989-1992) and aimed at studying the effect of limiting average daily live weight gain (ADG) during two successive winters on performance and longevity when heifers first calved at...

Author(s)
Cozler, Y. le; Peccatte, J. R.; Delaby, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Livestock Science, 2010, 127, 2/3, pp 238-247
Abstract

The objective of this study was to identify genetic markers and genomic regions associated with susceptibility to Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infection in Holstein cattle. Associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified by genotyping 521 MAP-infected Holstein...

Author(s)
Kirkpatrick, B. W.; Shi, X.; Shook, G. E.; Collins, M. T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2011, 42, 2, pp 149-160
Abstract

The somatotropic axis is a key metabolic pathway during transition from late pregnancy to early lactation in dairy cows. The first objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of selecting cows with persistent differences in total insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentration by...

Author(s)
Piechotta, M.; Kedves, K.; Araujo, M. G.; Hoeflich, A.; Metzger, F.; Heppelmann, M.; Muscher-Banse, A.; Wrenzycki, C.; Pfarrer, C.; Schuberth, H. J.; Hoedemaker, M.; Bollwein, H.; Kaske, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2013, 96, 6, pp 3737-3749
Abstract

We investigated the relationships between conception rates (CRs) at first service in Japanese Holstein heifers (i.e. animals that had not yet had their first calf) and cows and their test-day (TD) milk yields. Data included records of artificial insemination (AI) for heifers and cows that had...

Author(s)
Hagiya, K.; Terawaki, Y.; Yamazaki, T.; Nagamine, Y.; Itoh, F.; Yamaguchi, S.; Abe, H.; Gotoh, Y.; Kawahara, T.; Masuda, Y.; Suzuki, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2013, 7, 9, pp 1423-1428
Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of sex-sorted semen on the number and quality of embryos recovered from superovulated heifers and cows on commercial dairy farm conditions in Finland. The data consist of 1487 commercial embryo collections performed on 633 and 854 animals of Holstein...

Author(s)
Kaimio, I.; Mikkola, M.; Lindeberg, H.; Heikkinen, J.; Hasler, J. F.; Taponen, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2013, 80, 8, pp 950-954
Abstract

Acute puerperal metritis (APM) and clinical metritis (CM) are uterine diseases frequently diagnosed in dairy cows. These diseases are responsible for important economic loss because of their effect not only on reproductive performance but also on milk production. The objective of this study was to...

Author(s)
Armengol, R.; Fraile, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2015, 83, 8, pp 1344-1351
Abstract

Currently almost all dairy cattle are dehorned as calf to avoid injuries later in life. A welfare friendly alternative to dehorning is to breed polled cattle. This paper explores the potential to breed for polledness in the Holstein breed, and investigates the genetic merit and relatedness of both...

Author(s)
Windig, J. J.; Hoving-Bolink, R. A.; Veerkamp, R. F.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2015, 179, pp 96-101

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