Hermann Swalve

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In test-day (TD) models, records from individual test days are used to determine lactation production instead of aggregating records. Test-day models have recently gained considerable interest because they are more flexible in handling records from different recording schemes. Compared with only using records of complete lactations, they can reduce the(More)
Understanding the basis for differences in nutrient requirements and for nutrient effects on health and performance requires an appreciation of the links between nutrition and gene expression. We developed and applied molecular probes to characterize diet-associated postabsorptive hepatic gene expression in growing pigs chronically fed protein-restricted(More)
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(More)
The congenital splay leg syndrome in piglets is characterized by a temporarily impaired functionality of the hind leg muscles immediately after birth. Etiology and pathogenetic mechanisms for the disease are still not well understood. We compared genome wide gene expression of three hind leg muscles (M. adductores, M. gracilis and M. sartorius) between(More)
The validity of national genetic evaluations depends on the quality of input data, on the model of analysis, and on the correctness of genetic evaluation software. A general strategy was developed to validate national breeding value prediction software: performances from a real data file were replaced with simulated ones, created from simulated fixed and(More)
Here, we introduce the idea of probabilities of line origins for alleles in general pedigrees as found in crosses between outbred lines. We also present software for calculating these probabilities. The proposed algorithm is based on the linear regression method of Haley, Knott and Elsen (1994) combined with the Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method for(More)
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