Genetic Improvement

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  • Bissonnette, N., J.-P. Brousseau, S. Ollier, A.S. Byrne, E.M. Ibeagha-Awemu, K. Tahlan. 2024. Systematic assessment of the reliability of quantitative PCR assays targeting IS900 for the detection of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis presence in animal and environmental samples. J. Dairy Sci.

  • Byrne, A., S. Ollier, K. Tahlan, F. Biet, N. Bissonnette. 2023. Genomic epidemiology of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis isolates from Canadian dairy herds provides evidence for multiple infection events. Front. Genet. 14: 1043598.

  • Byrne, A., N. Bissonnette, S. Ollier, K. Tahlan. 2023. Investigating in vivo Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis microevolution and mixed strain infections. Microbiol. Spectr.  11(5): e01716-23.

  • Kamalanathan, S., K. Houlahan, F. Miglior, T.C.S. Chud, D.J. Seymour, D. Hailemariam, G. Plastow, H. R. de Oliveira, C.F. Baes, F.S. Schenkel. 2023. Genetic Analysis of Methane Emission Traits in Holstein Dairy Cattle. Animals 13(8): 1308.

  • Sousa Junior, L.P., L.F.B. Pinto, V.A.R. Cruz, G.A. Oliveira Junior, H.R. Oliveira, T.S. Chud, V.B. Pedrosa, F. Miglior, F.S. Schenkel, L.F. Brito. 2023. Genome-wide association and functional genomic analyses for various hoof health traits in North American Holstein cattle. J. Dairy Sci. In press.

  • de Souza, T.C., L.F.B. Pinto, V.A. Rocha de Cruz, H.R. de Oliveira, V.B. Pedrosa, G. A. Oliveira Junior, F. Miglior, F.S. Schenkel, L.F. Brito. 2023. A comprehensive characterization of longevity and culling reasons in Canadian Holstein cattle based on various systematic factors. Transl. Anim. Sci. 7(1): txad102.

  • Alves, K., L.F. Brito, M. Sargolzaei, F.S. Schenkel. 2023. Genome-wide association studies for epistatic genetic effects on fertility and reproduction traits in Holstein cattle. J. Anim. Breed Genet. 40:624–637. http://

  • Rockett, P.L., I.L. Campos, C.F. Baes, D. Tulpan, F. Miglior, F.S. Schenkel. 2022. Phenotypic analysis of heat stress in Holsteins using test-day production records and NASA POWER meteorological data, J. Dairy Sci. 106 (2): 1142-1158.

  • Martin, A.A.A., S. Id-Lahoucine, P.A.S. Fonseca, C.M. Rochus, L.M. Alcantara, D. Tulpan, S.J. LeBlanc, F. Miglior, J. Casellas, A. Cánovas, C.F. Baes, F.S. Schenkel. 2022. Unravelling the genetics of non-random fertilization associated with gametic incompatibility, Sci. Rep. 12: 22314.

  • Campos, I.L., T.C.S. Chud, G.A.O. Junior, C.F. Baes, A. Cánovas, F.S. Schenkel, 2022. Estimation of Genetic Parameters of Heat Tolerance for production traits in Canadian Holsteins cattle. Animals 12 (4): 3585.

  • Saeed, S. T.C.S. Chud, D. Hailemariam, H.R. Oliveira, G. Plastow, P. Stothard, J. Lassen, R. Baldwin, F. Miglior, C.F. Baes, D. Tulpan, F.S. Schenkel. 2022. Predicting dry matter intake in Canadian Holstein dairy cattle using milk mid-infrared reflectance spectroscopy and other commonly available predictors via artificial neural networks. J. Dairy Sci. 105 (10): 8257-8271.

  • Alcantara, L.M., F.S. Schenkel, C. Lynch, G.A. Oliveira Junior, C.F. Baes, D. Tulpan. 2022. Machine learning classification of breeding protocol descriptions for Canadian Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 105 (10): 8177-8188.

  • Martin, A.A.A., G. de Oliveira Jr., A.M.L. Madureira, F. Miglior, S.J. LeBlanc, R.L.A. Cerri, C.F. Baes, F.S. Schenkel. 2022. Reproductive tract size and position score: Estimation of genetic parameters for a novel fertility trait in dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 105 (10): 8189-8198.

  • Saeed, S., T.C.S. Chud, D. Hailemariam, G. Plastow, H.R. Oliveira, P. Stothard, J. Lassen, F. Miglior, C.F. Baes, D. Tulpan, F.S. Schenkel. 2022. Predicting methane emission in Canadian Holstein dairy cattle using milk mid-infrared reflectance spectroscopy and other commonly available predictors via artificial neural networks. J. Dairy Sci. 105 (10): 8272-8285.   

  • Alcantara, L.M., C.F. Baes, G.A. de Oliveira Junior, F.S. Schenkel. 2022. Conformation traits of Holstein cows and their association with a Canadian economic selection index. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 102 (3): 490-500.

  • Pedrosa, V.B., F.S. Schenkel, S.-Y. Chen, H.R. Oliveira, T.M. Casey, M.G. Melka, L.F. Brito. 2021. Genomewide Association Analyses of Lactation Persistency and Milk Production Traits in Holstein Cattle Based on Imputed
    Whole-Genome Sequence Data. Genes.12(11): 1830.

  • Houlahan, K., F.S. Schenkel, D. Hailemariam, J. Lassen, M. Kargo, J.B. Cole, E.E. Connor, S. Wegmann, G.A. Oliveira Junior, F. Miglior, A. Fleming, T.C.S. Chud, C.F. Baes. 2021. Effects of Incorporating Dry Matter Intake and Residual Feed Intake into a Selection Index for Dairy Cattle Using Deterministic Modeling.  Animals 11(4): 1157.

  • Chen, S-Y, F.S. Schenkel, A.L.P. Melo, H.R. Oliveira, V.B. Pedrosa, A.C. Araujo, M.G. Melka, L.F. Brito. 2022. Identifying pleiotropic variants and candidate genes for fertility and reproduction traits in Holstein cattle via association studies based on imputed whole genome sequence genotypes, BMC Genomics (23): 331.

  • Malchiodi, F., J. Jamrozik, A.-M. Christen, A. Fleming, G. J. Kistemaker, C. Richardson, V. Daniel, D. F. Kelton, F. S. Schenkel, F. Miglior. 2020. Symposium review: Multiple-trait single-step genomic evaluation for hoof health. J. Dairy Sci. 103: 5346–5353.

  • Alves, K.; L.F. Brito, C.F. Baes, M. Sargolzaei, J.A.B. Robinson, F.S. Schenkel. 2020. Estimation of additive and non-additive genetic effects for fertility and reproduction traits in North American Holstein cattle using genomic information. J. Anim. Breed Genet. 137:316–330.  

  • Campos, I.L., Chud, T.C.S., Oliveira, H.R., Baes, C.F., Cánovas, A., Schenkel, F.S. 2022. Using publicly available weather station data to investigate the effects of heat stress on milk production traits in Canadian Holstein cattle. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 102(2): 368-381. 

  • van Staaveren, N., Hyland, E., Houlahan, K., Lynch, C., Miglior, F., Kelton, D., Schenkel, F.S., Baes, C.F. 2023. Recording of calf health for potential use in breeding programs: A case study on calf respiratory illness and diarrhea. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 103(2), 192-203. 

  • Lynch, C., F.S. Schenkel, N. van Staaveren, F Miglior, D. Kelton, C F. Baes. 2023. Investigating the potential for genetic selection of dairy calf disease traits using management data. J. Dairy Sci. 

  • Oliveira Junior, G. A., Schaeffer, L.R., Schenkel, F., Tiezzi, F. and Baes, C.F., 2021. Potential effects of hormonal synchronized breeding on genetic evaluations of fertility traits in dairy cattle: A simulation study. J. Dairy Sci. 104(4): 4404-4412. 

  • Oliveira Junior, G.A., Schenkel, F.S., Alcantara, L., Houlahan, K., Lynch, C. and Baes, C.F., 2021. Estimated genetic parameters for all genetically evaluated traits in Canadian Holsteins. J. Dairy Sci. 104(8): 9002-9015. 

  • Lynch, C., Junior, G.O., Schenkel, F.S. and Baes, C.F., 2021. Effect of synchronized breeding on genetic evaluations of fertility traits in dairy cattle. J. Dairy Sci.104(11):11820-11831.  

  • Marete, A., O. Ariel, E. Ibeagha-Awemu, N. Bissonnette. 2021. Identification of Long Non-coding RNA Isolated From Naturally Infected Macrophages and Associated With Bovine Johne's Disease in Canadian Holstein Using a Combination of Neural Networks and Logistic Regression. Front. Vet. Sci. 8: 639053.

  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., N. Bissonnette, S. Bhattarai, M. Wang, P.-L. Dudemaine, S. McKay, X. Zhao. 2021. Whole Genome Methylation Analysis Reveals Role of DNA Methylation in Cow's Ileal and Ileal Lymph Node Responses to Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis Infection. Front. Genet. 12: 797490.