Type

PhD Thesis

Authors

Deirdre Christina Purfield

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
calving perinatal mortality genetic variation cattle production systems welfare profitability ph d trinity college dublin genetics ph d

Genetics of calving performance (2015)

Abstract Calving performance is a significant contributor to the profitability of cattle production systems whilst also becoming an increasingly important welfare issue in recent years. Calving performance includes both dystocia and perinatal mortality. Dystocia, commonly known as calving difficulty is defined as a prolonged or difficult parturition whereas perinatal mortality is defined as calf mortality shortly before, during or shortly after parturition. This thesis describes four separate bodies of work that were carried out to understand the genetic variation focusing on dystocia and perinatal mortality.
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Deirdre Christina Purfield

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