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- Bermingham, M.L.; More, S.J.; Good, M.; Cromie, A.R.; Higgins, I.M.; Brotherstone, S.; Berry, D.P.
- Journal of dairy science 2009 v.92 no.7 pp. 3447-3456
- dairy cows; cattle diseases; dairy herds; heifers; linear models; lesions (animal); genetic correlation; tuberculosis; Holstein; disease resistance; genetic variation; heritability; Irish Republic
- ... Information is lacking on genetic parameters for tuberculosis (TB) susceptibility in dairy cattle. Mycobacterium bovis is the principal agent of tuberculosis in cattle. The objective of this study was to quantify the genetic variation present among Irish Holstein-Friesian dairy herds in their susceptibility to M. bovis infection. A total of 15,182 cow and 8,104 heifer single intradermal comparativ ...