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Cover for Analysis of ordered categorical traits.

This chapter discusses the use of threshold models for the analysis of a binary trait using a logit function. Sample data used for the illustration with the threshold model have also been analysed with a linear model for the purposes of comparison.

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Survival analysis.

The use of different models to analyse the traits that contribute to the survival and productive life of domestic animals are presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Estimation of genetic parameters.

This chapter discusses the estimation of variance parameters in the prediction of breeding values using univariate sire and animal models.

Author(s)
Thompson, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Solving linear equations.

The different methods that can be used to solve mixed model equations for the genetic evaluation of performance traits in livestock are presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stallion management.

The management of the stallion should not be neglected in the enthusiasm to obtain optimum mare and foal management. However, it is also worth considering the introduction of the stallion to his work as a breeding animal and the general training and management principles that should be borne in...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with the genetic improvement of dairy cattle. Determining which goals should be established to emphasize profit or efficiency as the ultimate goal of the dairy enterprise is described. The traits typically measured are listed along with how they are related as well as the genetic ...

Author(s)
Ducrocq, V.; Wiggans, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle. Topics discussed include conventional pedigree-based prediction, prediction using genomic information, validation of predictive ability, understanding predictive ability, blending genomic and...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Fernando, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Linear models for the prediction of animal breeding values.

This book contains 17 chapters that describe the use of statistical analyses and models to estimate, analyse and compare the genetic parameters, breeding value and performance traits of livestock. Each chapter contains the theories and actual application of the concepts. The book has been compiled...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic evaluation with different sources of records.

The basic model and assumptions governing genetic evaluation are presented in this chapter, together with simple situations involving prediction of breeding values from the records of an individual. Moreover, the introduction and use of selection indices to predict genetic merit combining...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter

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