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Most breeding companies evaluate economically important traits in males and females as a single trait, assuming genetic correlation of 1 between phenotypes measured in both sexes. This assumption may not be true because genes may be differently expressed in males and females. We estimated genetic...

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Heide, E. M. M. van der; Lourenco, D. A. L.; Chen, C. Y.; Herring, W. O.; Sapp, R. L.; Moser, D. W.; Tsuruta, S.; Masuda, Y.; Ducro, B. J.; Misztal, I.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2016, 94, 9, pp 3684-3692
Abstract

A prospective longitudinal study was carried out on 39 outdoor breeding pig farms in England in 2003 and 2004 to investigate the risks associated with mortality in liveborn preweaning piglets. Researchers visited each farm and completed a questionnaire with the farmer and made observations of the...

Author(s)
KilBride, A. L.; Mendl, M.; Statham, P.; Held, S.; Harris, M.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Booth, H.; Green, L. E.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2014, 117, 1, pp 189-199
Abstract

This study was based on data collected from 247 kits of the New Zealand White (n=124) and Gray Giant (n=123) breeds maintained at the rabbit farm under the Department of Animal Production and Management. Mortality of the broiler rabbit kits of both breeds was more before weaning than after weaning...

Author(s)
Dhara, K. C.; Ray, N.; Halder, G.; Samanta, A. K.
Publisher
Society for the Advancement of Veterinary Education, Srinagar, India
Citation
Vet Scan, 2009, 4, 2, pp unpaginated

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