59 The Genetic Basis of Natural Antibody Titers and Relationships with Disease Resilience in Pigs

@article{Chen201959TG,
  title={59 The Genetic Basis of Natural Antibody Titers and Relationships with Disease Resilience in Pigs},
  author={Yulu Chen and Laura Laura and Carolyn Ashley and A M Putz and Kyu-Sang Lim and Michael K Dyck and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Fortin and Graham S Plastow and Jack C. M. Dekkers and John Cs Harding},
  journal={Journal of Animal Science},
  year={2019}
}
Disease resilience is the ability of an animal to maintain performance under pathogen exposure but is difficult to select for because breeding populations are raised in biosecure, high-health facilities. Selection for resilience requires an indicator trait that is easy to measure on healthy young animals, heritable, and genetically correlated with resilience. Our objective was to investigate circulating Natural Antibody (NAb) levels as potential indicators for disease resilience in pigs. Data… Expand
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