Short communication: Genetic analysis of respiratory disease in Norwegian Red calves.

@article{Heringstad2008ShortCG,
  title={Short communication: Genetic analysis of respiratory disease in Norwegian Red calves.},
  author={Bj\org Heringstad and Yu-mei Chang and Daniel Gianola and Olav \Oster{\aa}s},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={367-70}
}
A genetic analysis of respiratory disease (RD) in Norwegian Red calves was conducted. This is the first genetic study of calf diseases based on data from the Norwegian health recording system, and RD was chosen because it is the most frequent disease in calves. Records on absence or presence of RD before 180 d of age for 250,212 calves (progeny of 728 Norwegian Red artificial insemination sires) were analyzed with a threshold model. A total of 0.7% of the calves had veterinary treatment of RD… CONTINUE READING

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