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Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine

Improving Genetic Disease Resistance in Farm Animals

A Seminar in the Community Programme for the Coordination of Agricultural Research, held in Brussels, Belgium, 8–9 November 1988

Editors: Van der Zijpp, Akke Jitske, Sybesma, W. (Eds.)

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This publication contains the proceedings of a seminar held in Brussels on November 8-9, 1988. The title of the seminar was "Reducing the costs of disease by improving resistance through genetics". The seminar was held as an activity of the Community Programme for the Coordination of Agricultural Research, 1984-1988. Costs of disease depend on losses caused by morbidity, mortality and production decreases and on the costs of preventive measures including vaccination and medication. Production losses often contribute a major portion to the total costs. To reduce costs of disease preventive measures like vaccination, preventive medication and hygienic procedures are applied. Genetic resistance is an attractive preventive measure because of its consistent nature in the next generations, because it precludes veterinary services and because there are no side-effects. Constraints are the long term investment, relatively slow progress per generation (in combination with production traits) and the considerable lack of knowledge about inheritance of resistance mechanisms in farm animals.

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`It is recommended for libraries and research workers in the field.'
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, September 1990

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zijpp, A. J.

    Pages 3-5

  • Biological Significance of the MHC

    Vries, R. R. P.

    Pages 6-12

  • The Characterisation and Function of the Bovine MHC

    Spooner, R. L. (et al.)

    Pages 15-22

  • Current Status of SLA Class I And II Serology

    Kristensen, Birte

    Pages 23-32

  • Ela(Equine Lymphocyte Alloantigens) Serology and Genetics

    Varewyck, H. (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improving Genetic Disease Resistance in Farm Animals
Book Subtitle
A Seminar in the Community Programme for the Coordination of Agricultural Research, held in Brussels, Belgium, 8–9 November 1988
Editors
  • Akke Jitske Van der Zijpp
  • W. Sybesma
Series Title
Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine
Series Volume
52
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1057-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1057-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0518-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6967-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
192
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