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Cover for Biosecurity measures for dog merchants and canine breeding kennels.

This chapter discussed general biosecurity guidelines for dog breeders, owners and traders as well as in dog breeding kennels giving considerations on both external and internal biosecurity.

Author(s)
Dendoncker, P. A.; Rooster, H. de; Abma, E.; Wydooghe, E.; Dewulf, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of domestication.

The available data on the domestication and history of cattle are summarized in this chapter, including the appearance of phenotypes that today are the subject of genetic research. Focus is given on taurine cattle spread over the old world, zebus around the equator, large taurines during classical...

Author(s)
Lenstra, J. A.; Felius, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic covariance between relatives.

This chapter addresses the calculation of the additive genetic relationship among individuals and how to determine the level of inbreeding. Genetic covariance between relatives, numerator relationship matrix, decomposing the relationship matrix, computing the inverse of the relationship matrix,...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: univariate models with one random effect.

In this chapter, best linear unbiased prediction's (BLUP) theoretical background is briefly presented, considering a univariate animal model, and its application to several univariate models in genetic evaluation is illustrated. Constructing the mixed model equations, progeny (daughter) yield...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: models with random environmental effects.

This chapter deals with models that account for the two main types of environmental effects (common and permanent environmental effects) in genetic evaluations. The repeatability model is defined and illustrated, including the calculation of daughter yield deviations. A model with common...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: multivariate animal models.

Multivariable best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) involving traits affected by the same effects (equal design matrices) and situations in which different traits are affected by different factors (nonidentical design matrices) are discussed in this chapter. As an illustration, the sex effects for ...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied andrology in cattle (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bos taurus</i>).

This chapter describes the sexual development, sperm production and quality, breeding soundness evaluation, libido and congenital reproductive disorders in cattle.

Author(s)
Brito, L. F. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied andrology in cattle (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bos indicus</i>).

The differences in breeding soundness evaluation compared to cattle and the reproductive aspects and semen characters of zebu are described.

Author(s)
Chacón, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied andrology in swine.

This chapter discusses the reproductive characteristics and management of boars, including selection, sexual maturity, behaviour, reproductive anatomy, semen collection and characteristics and infertility and reproductive diseases.

Author(s)
Althouse, G. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pedigrees and breeding schemes.

This chapter discusses the terms and concepts of pedigree study and presents some breeding myths in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter

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