The second in the Breeding Focus series was held in Armidale in September 2016 and brought together participants and speakers from a range of species and backgrounds to consider how welfare can be enhanced through management and selective breeding. Topics presented at the workshop have been published as a book "Breeding Focus 2016 – Improving Welfare” which is available for purchase. Abstracts of the papers are available as a pdf to download.
This international forum, hosted by AGBU and CSIRO, was developed to extend opportunity for exchange between industry, breeders and researchers in the livestock and aquaculture industries. Genetic improvement of resilience was the topic for Breeding Focus 2014, which was the first of an ongoing series of Breeding Focus.
Topics presented at the workshop have been published as a book “Breeding Focus 2014 – Improving resilience” which can be purchased from AGBU. Abstracts of the papers are available as a pdf and individual papers can also be downloaded.
Chapter 1 Breeding disease resilient pigs
Chapter 2 Inferring genetic resilience of animals to infectious pathogens – opportunities and pitfalls
Andrea B. Doeschl-Wilson and Graham Lough
Chapter 3 On-farm measures to monitor the health and immune status of pigs
Alison M. Collins
Chapter 4 Immune competence in livestock
Brad C. Hine, Bonnie A. Mallard, Aaron B. Ingham and Ian G. Colditz
Chapter 5 Performance and resilience of poultry in Thailand
Siriporn Tongsiri and M. Gilbert Jeyaruban
Chapter 6 Breeding Sydney rock oysters and its effects on resilience
Wayne A. O’Connor, Michael C. Dove, Emma L. Thompson, Laura M. Parker, Pauline M. Ross and David A. Raftos
Chapter 7 Breeding barramundi for resilience in the face of global climate change
Dean R. Jerry, Carolyn S.K. Smith-Keune, Lauren Hodgson and Jeremy van der Waal
Chapter 8 Genetic variation of handling resilience of Tasmanian Atlantic salmon affected by amoebic gill disease (AGD)
Richard S. Taylor, Peter D. Kube, Brad S. Evans and Nick G. Elliott
Chapter 9 Resilience, tolerance, robustness and genotype x environment interaction in Merino sheep breeding
Sonja Dominik and Andrew A. Swan
Chapter 10 Robustness as a breeding objective for sheep in New Zealand
Mark J. Young and Beverley C. Thomson
Chapter 11 Breeding for resilience and resistance in Merino sheep Sam F. Walkom and Daniel J. Brown
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