S S van der Beek

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For 17 microsatellite markers, allele frequencies were determined in nine highly selected commercial broiler and six highly selected commercial layer lines using pooled blood samples from 60 animals. The average number of marker alleles was 5.8 over all lines, 5.2 over broiler lines, and 3.0 over layer lines. The average number of marker alleles within a(More)
Differences in five purebred dog populations born in 1994 in the Netherlands were evaluated using different parameters. Numerically, the Golden Retriever was the largest breed (840 litters of 234 sires) and the Kooiker Dog (101 litters of 41 sires) the smallest. The litter per sire ratio was largest in the Bernese Mountain Dog (4.59) and lowest in the(More)
The general pattern of energy balance in early lactation was modeled. For this purpose, several lactation curves were investigated. The best fitting curve was fit in a random regression model that provided predicted energy balance curves for all lactations. By use of these curves, total energy deficit per lactation, postpartum interval of return to positive(More)
Parameters needed for survival analysis of longevity records of cows to predict breeding values of their sires were estimated with data on Dutch Black and White and Red and White cows. The heritabilities of functional productive life were 0.041 and 0.036 on the log scale for Black and White and Red and White cows, respectively. Although the heritabilities(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine relative impact of genetic, common-litter, and within-litter factors on puppy mortality. ANIMALS 2,622 Boxer puppies of 413 litters born during a 14-month period. PROCEDURE For each puppy, pedigree was determined, and litter in which it was born was registered. Overall mortality and mortality per specific cause of death were(More)
Claw disorders and lameness in dairy cattle are an increasing problem of the modern dairy industry. To prevent claw disorders from evolving from the subclinical to the clinical stage, trimming is the management practice most routinely applied. The goal of preventive trimming (Toussaint-Raven method) is to promote natural loading by increasing the(More)
Serum defined BoLA-A antigens, together with BoLA-DQB RFLP patterns, were determined in 87 almost unrelated Norwegian cattle. Statistical analysis revealed strong linkage disequilibria between these loci at the population level. A total of 13 haplotypes were found to be present at frequencies significantly greater than those predicted on the basis of their(More)
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