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Necessary changes to improve animal models
- Schaeffer, L.R.
- Journal of animal breeding and genetics 2018 v.135 no.2 pp. 124-131
- animal models, animals, sires
- Animal models evolved from sire models and inherited some issues that affected sire models. Those issues include definition and treatment of contemporary groups, accounting for time trends and dealing with animals having unknown parents. The assumptions and limitations of the animal model need to be kept in mind. This review of the animal model will discuss the issues and will recommend enhancements to animal models for future applications.