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Selection for feed efficiency using the social effects animal model in growing Duroc pigs: evaluation by simulation
(Genetics Selection Evolution, 2020-09-29) Genètica i Millora Animal
Background Traits recorded on animals that are raised in groups can be analysed with the social effects animal model (SAM). For multiple traits, this model specifies the genetic correlation structure ...
Social network analysis of agonistic behaviour and its association with economically important traits in pigs
(Animals, 2020-11-16) Benestar Animal; Genètica i Millora Animal
Aggression behaviour has several negative consequences on the performance and welfare of pigs. Here, the Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach was employed to (1) identify individual traits that describe ...