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Molecular genetics of flystrike susceptibility in New Zealand sheep
(Lincoln University, 2018)
Flystrike is a problem for most sheep industries worldwide as it affects animal welfare and production. The cost of flystrike is multifactorial, and includes production losses resulting from reductions in wool and body ...
Investigation of the molecular genetic basis of fly-strike resistance in NZ sheep: analysis of the FABP4 gene
(Lincoln University, 2013)
Introduction: Fly-strike is a major economic and animal welfare issue in both the New Zealand and Australian sheep industry. There are several factors that predispose sheep to fly-strike, such as fleece-rot, urine staining ...
Associations between gene variations and milk composition in New Zealand dairy cattle: A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University
(Lincoln University, 2019)
Milk solids (MS) of various types are an important export commodity for New Zealand (NZ). Of the MS, increased production of milk fat and protein, would increase farm and industry income, and accordingly the production ...
Allelic variation in ovine fatty acid-binding protein (FABP4) gene
(Springer Netherland, 2012-12)
The fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) plays a role in lipid metabolism and has been implicated in intra-cellular lipid transport. While FABP4 variation has been reported in some species, variation in the coding sequence ...
Ovine FABP₄ variation and its association with flystrike susceptibility
(Frontiers Media SA, 2021-06-15)
Flystrike is a major cost and a welfare issue for the New Zealand sheep industry. There are several factors that can predispose sheep to flystrike, such as having fleecerot, a urine-stained breech, and “dags” (an accumulation ...