Genomic Tools and Animal Health
AbstractAnimals have been selected to improve their productivity in order to increase the profitability to the producer. In this scenario, not much attention was given to health traits. As a consequence of that, selection was made for animals with higher production and a shortened productive life. In addition to that, the intense production system used in livestock has forced animals to be exposed to higher pathogen loads, therefore predisposing them to infections. Infectious diseases are known to be caused by micro-organisms that are able to infect and colonize the host, affecting their physiological functions and causing problems in their production and on animal welfare. Even with the best management practices, diseases are still the most important cause of economic losses in the animal industry. In this review article we have addressed the new tools that could be used to select animals to better cope with diseases and pathogens. View Full-Text
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Zanella, R. Genomic Tools and Animal Health. Vet. Sci. 2016, 3, 21.
Zanella R. Genomic Tools and Animal Health. Veterinary Sciences. 2016; 3(3):21.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zanella, Ricardo. 2016. "Genomic Tools and Animal Health." Vet. Sci. 3, no. 3: 21.
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