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Cover for Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book
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Cover for The genetics of the dog.

This second edition book presents a comprehensive description of all modern topics related to dog genetics from various scientists in the USA, Europe, Australia and Russia. The systematics, phylogeny, domestication and single gene traits are discussed in chapters 1-5, chapters 6-10 are on...

Author(s)
Ostrander, E. A.; Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book
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Cover for The history and relationships of dog breeds.

This chapter presents the early history and development of the breeds, examines their genetic structure and relationships to one another, and discusses the implications that the highly structured organization of breeds has for mapping simple and complex traits.

Author(s)
Parker, H. G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of canine orthopaedic traits.

This chapter discusses an overview of the genetic basis of canine orthopaedic conditions, as well as an update on the molecular genetics of selected canine orthopaedic traits. The genetic and molecular basis of selected canine disorders with orthopaedic manifestations such as congenital bone and...

Author(s)
Breur, G. J.; Lambrechts, N. E.; Todhunter, R. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.

Understanding the genetic aspects of performance in working dogs (military working dogs, law enforcement dogs, search and rescue dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, hunting dogs, farm dogs and sled dogs) is a vastly complex area of research. It is common knowledge that the selective breeding of dogs...

Author(s)
Huson, H. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal Science Reviews 2012.

Animal Science Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published online in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in animal science published during 2012.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643021)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The genetics of modern commercial poultry.

Genetically improved strains of poultry have been a major contribution to the success of the poultry industry, which is a major source of animal protein for the human population in most countries of the world. Improvements in health, nutrition and environmental management have also contributed to...

Author(s)
McKay, J. C.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933753)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Developments in quantitative genetics and genomics relevant for poultry breeding.

Developments in genetics and genomics relevant for poultry breeding are reviewed, focusing on the use of molecular information in breeding programmes and the potential for improving traits affected by social interactions among individuals. QTL mapping studies have resulted in almost 700 QTL for a...

Author(s)
Bijma, P.; Bovenhuis, H.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933753)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Maternal trait models: animal and reduced animal models.

This chapter describes the mixed model methodology for genetic evaluation in models with maternal effects considering a univariate situation, and the extension to multivariate analysis is also briefly presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990002)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Designs and methods to detect QTL for production traits based on mapped genetic markers.

This chapter presents the background on the design and analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping experiments in poultry. The mapping of QTL for genetic evaluation and selection are also discussed.

Author(s)
Arendonk, J. A. M. van; Bovenhuis, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996604)
Type
Book chapter

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