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- 4Dekkers, Jack C. M.
- 4Harding, John C. S.
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- 4Plastow, Graham S.
- 3Dyck, Michael K.
- 3Putz, Austin M.
Exploring Phenotypes for Disease Resilience in Pigs Using Complete Blood Count Data From a Natural Disease Challenge ModelDownload
Disease resilience is a valuable trait to help manage infectious diseases in livestock. It is anticipated that improved disease resilience will sustainably increase production efficiency, as resilient animals maintain their performance in the face of infection. The objective of this study was to...
Genomic Analysis of IgG Antibody Response to Common Pathogens in Commercial Sows in Health-Challenged HerdsDownload
Losses due to infectious diseases are one of the main factors affecting productivity in the swine industry, motivating the investigation of disease resilience-related traits for genetic selection. However, these traits are not expected to be expressed in the nucleus herds, where selection is...
Novel Resilience Phenotypes Using Feed Intake Data From a Natural Disease Challenge Model in Wean-to-Finish PigsDownload
The objective of this study was to extract novel phenotypes related to disease resilience using daily feed intake data from growing pigs under a multifactorial natural disease challenge that was designed to mimic a commercial environment with high disease pressure to maximize expression of...
The genetic basis of natural antibody titersof young healthy pigs and relationshipswith disease resilienceDownload
Background Disease resilience is the ability to maintain performance under pathogen exposure but is difficult to select for because breeding populations are raised under high health. Selection for resilience requires a trait that is heritable, easy to measure on healthy animals, and genetically...