Abdol Ahad Shadparvar

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Calving records of Iranian buffaloes from April 1991 to June 2010 comprising 1,151 herds with 34,911 calving events were used to evaluate reported secondary sex ratio, stillbirth, and calf birth weight. Logistic regression models were applied to analyze stillbirth and calf sex at birth, and statistical analysis of calf birth weight was performed using a(More)
Sixteen fertile rams were randomly allotted to four groups and fed either of the four diets for 14 weeks: (1) control diet (COD) without fish oil (FO) and vitamin C (VC), (2) diet containing 2.5% FO (FOD), (3) diet containing 300 mg/kg DM VC (VCD), and (4) diet containing 2.5% FO and 300 mg/kg DM VC (FCD). Semen was collected at 14-d intervals from 1 April(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of inbreeding on reproductive traits in Guilan sheep. Traits included were litter size at birth (LSB), litter size at weaning (LSW), litter mean weight per lamb born (LMWLB), litter mean weight per lamb weaned (LMWLW), total litter weight at birth (TLWB), and total litter weight at weaning(More)
The objective of this study was to estimate genetic parameters for milk yield and milk percentages of fat and protein in Iranian buffaloes. A total of 9 278 test-day production records obtained from 1 501 first lactation buffaloes on 414 herds in Iran between 1993 and 2009 were used for the analysis. Genetic parameters for productive traits were estimated(More)
The objective of this study was to estimate genetic parameters for reproductive traits in Shall sheep. Data included 1,316 records on reproductive performances of 395 Shall ewes from 41 sires and 136 dams which were collected from 2001 to 2007 in Shall breeding station in Qazvin province at the Northwest of Iran. Studied traits were litter size at birth(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the population structure and inbreeding, and to quantify their effects on weights at different ages of Mehraban sheep in Iran. The analysis was based on the pedigree information of 26990 animals and 10278 body weight records from birth to yearling age. Data and pedigree information were collected during 1994 to(More)
Th e objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between somatic cell score (SCS) and milk yield in diff erent stages of lactation for cows in diff erent parities. Records between June 2003 and January 2014 from 209,781 cows in lactations one to nine in 845 herds, comprising 2,500,407 monthly test-day (TD) records extracted from the animal(More)
The objectives of this study were to estimate the genetic parameters and genetic trends for different measures of persistency (PM) for milk yield in Iranian buffaloes using a random regression test day model. Test day records of the first three lactations of buffaloes within 715 herds comprising 43 014, 38 941 and 33 937 records, respectively, were obtained(More)
In this research, records of milk yield, mastitis occurrence and teats hyperkeratosis of 453 Holstein cows from a large herd with calving dates from December 2012 to December 2014 was used to estimate genetic and environmental correlations between milk yield, mastitis and hyperkeratosis. The highest and the lowest number of mastitis occurrence were in(More)