Genetics of tail-biting receipt in gilts from the Tai Zumu line

@inproceedings{Canario2018GeneticsOT,
  title={Genetics of tail-biting receipt in gilts from the Tai Zumu line},
  author={Laurianne Canario and Lo{\"i}c Flatres-Grall},
  year={2018}
}
Tail-biting (TB) receipt was recorded at the end of the fattening period on 33,266 gilts of the Tai Zumu population, that were raised in groups of 6 to 20 females. This study aimed at quantifying the contribution of social genetic effects to TB receipt, and at assessing the importance of the environment on the genetic expression of this behaviour (GxE). Models for TB receipt included the fixed effects of number of group mates, (herd)-year-month, and the random effects of group, litter, and… CONTINUE READING

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