Genetic relationships among mastitis and alternative somatic cell count traits in the first 3 lactations of Swedish Holsteins.

@article{Urioste2012GeneticRA,
  title={Genetic relationships among mastitis and alternative somatic cell count traits in the first 3 lactations of Swedish Holsteins.},
  author={Jorge Ignacio Urioste and Jessica Franz{\'e}n and Jack J Windig and E Strandberg},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={3428-34}
}
The objectives of this study were to estimate heritabilities of, and genetic correlations among, clinical mastitis (CM), subclinical mastitis (SCM), and alternative somatic cell count (SCC) traits in the first 3 lactations of Swedish Holstein cows, and to estimate genetic correlations for the alternative traits across lactations. Data from cows having their first calving between 2002 and 2009 were used. The alternative SCC traits were based on information on CM and monthly test-day (TD) records… CONTINUE READING