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The Run of Depression Resilience Phenotype from a Natural Disease Challenge in Pigs

Authors
  • Jack C. M. Dekkers (Iowa State University)
  • Austin M. Putz (Iowa State University)
  • John C. S. Harding (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Graham S. Plastow (University of Alberta)
  • PigGen Canada (PigGen Canada)
  • Michael K. Dyck (University of Agriculture)
  • Frédéric Fortin (Centre de développement du porc du Québec)

Abstract

Resilience phenotypes will be needed in the future as livestock industries adopt precision agriculture technology on a large portion of commercial animals. The current study introduces a run of depression (ROD) phenotype to quantify resilience using individual daily feed intake data. This phenotype was lowly heritable (0.11±0.07) but was genetically correlated to mortality (0.75-0.98) and treatment rate (0.61-0.84).

How to Cite:

Dekkers, J. C., Putz, A. M., Harding, J. C., Plastow, G. S., PigGen Canada, Dyck, M. K. & Fortin, F., (2019) “The Run of Depression Resilience Phenotype from a Natural Disease Challenge in Pigs”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 16(1).

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Published on
13 Aug 2019