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Enlarging a training set for genomic selction by imputation of un-genotyped animals in populations of varying genetic architecture
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: The most common application of imputation is to infer genotypes of a high-density panel of markers on animals that are genotyped for a low-density panel. However, the increase in accuracy of genomic predictions resulting from an increase in the number of markers tends to reach a plateau beyond a certain density. Another application of imputation is to increase the size of the training set with un-genotyped animals. This strategy can be particularly successful when a set of closely related individuals ...
Prevalence of intestinal parasites in small ruminants and their senstivity to treatments with ethnobotanical remedies in Cholistan, Pakistan
Livestock production contributes substantially to the livelihoods of poor rural farmers in Pakistan; strengthening pastoral communities plays an imperative role in the country’s thrive for poverty alleviation. Intestinal helminths constitute a major threat for pastoral livestock keepers in the whole country because chronic infestation leads to distinct losses in livestock productivity, particularly the growth of young animals. Synthetic anthelmintics have long been considered the only effective way of controlling ...
Horns in cattle - implications of keeping horned cattle or not
Literaturreview zum Thema Behornung und Enthornung bei Rindern,Qualitative und quantitative Befragung von Landwirten zur Enthornungspraxis, Untersuchung zur Auswirkung von unterschiedlichen Vorwartehofgrößen auf die Herzfrequenz und die agonistischen Interaktionen von eher ranghohen und eher rangniedrigen horntragenden Milchkühen, Untersuchung zur Auswirkung von zeitlich begrenztem Weidegang auf die Herzfrequenz, die Herzfrequenzvariabilität und die agonistischen Interaktionen von horntragenden Milchkühen im Laufstall
Status and Potential of Smallholder Livestock Production Systems in Xishuangbanna, southern P.R. China
With Chinas rapid economic development during the last decades, the national demand for livestock products has quadrupled within the last 20 years. Most of that increase in demand has been answered by subsidized industrialized production systems, while million of smallholders, which still provide the larger share of livestock products in the country, have been neglected. Fostering those systems would help China to lower its strong urban migration streams, enhance the livelihood of poorer rural population and provide ...
Exploratory and dust-bathing behaviour in laying hens kept in commercial aviaries and furnished cages
The aim of the present thesis was to identify management factors that affect the extent of exploratory behaviour (ground pecking, scratching) as well as quantitative and qualitative as-pects of dust-bathing behaviour in laying hens kept in commercial furnished cages (‘small group housing’) and aviaries. Based on the results, it should be considered which management measures can be recommended for farmers to enhance hen welfare. The feasibility of direct observations of dust-bathing behaviour as well as video ...