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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2920

Topic

Swine

Summary and Implications

The genetic components of reproductive performance and antibody response of 641 commercial sows were assessed in a commercial herd that faced a PRRS outbreak. Antibody response after the PRRS outbreak was highly heritable and had high genetic correlations with reproductive traits. Many genomic regions were associated with antibody response in this study. These results indicate that there is a significant genomic component associated with PRRS antibody response and its high genetic correlations with reproductive traits during PRRS suggest that this trait could be used as an indicator trait to reduce the impact of PRRS on reproductive performance.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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