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Towards a better understanding of using breeding to control mastisis in sheep and cattle

Ongoing Research & Development Project note reviewing the opportunities for breeding for resistance to mastitis in UK sheep.

Year of Publication2005

A summary of the findings from the project that investigated the opportunities for breeding for resistance to mastitis, including the use of conventional breeding techniques, molecular genetic markers and other DNA-based technologies. The study was a desk-based review of published literature, and included a modelling component to investigate the economic impact of mastitis in UK sheep flocks.

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Organisation Logo for British Texel Sheep Society

Promoting the Texel breed of sheep throughout the UK.

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