Stiftelsen lantbruksforskning

Lantbruks- och trädgårdsföretagarnas egen forskningsstiftelse finansierar behovsdriven forskning för svenska förhållanden.
Läs mer

Sykdomskontroll og forbedret dyrevelferd ved hjelp av genetiske markører: En pilotstudie av osteochondrose og Birkelandfraktur hos hest

Status: Avslutat
Projektnummer: H1247154
Kategori: Research program | Horse
Ansökningsår: 2012
Datum för slutrapport: 30 september 2018
Huvudsökande: Gunnar Klemetsdal
Organisation: Universitetet for miljø og biovitenskap (UMB)
E-postadress: Gunnar.Klemetsdal@umb.no
Telefon: ?
Medsökande: Nils Ivar Dolvik
Medsökande: Sigrid Lykkjen

The project aims to verify our current findings of QTLs with effect on osteochondrosis and Birkelandfracture in the Standarbred trotter. The project triples the sizes of the groups in the genome-wise association studies. The project will serve a basis for international involvement, either to identidy QTLs or in genomic selection.

Prosjektets mål er å verifiserer våre nåværende funn av QTLer med effect på osteochondrose og Birkelandfraktur hos varmblodstraver. Prosjektet tredobler størrelsen på forsøksgruppene i de genom-vide assosiasjonsstudiene. Prosjektet vil også være et springbrett for å komme inn i internasjonalt sammarbeid, enten for å finne QTLer, eller i genomisk seleksjon.

Ett mål i prosjektet var å verifisere QTL funnene som tidligere er rapportert av Lykkjen og medarbeidere på osteokondrose og Birkelandfraktur på varmblodstraver. Ved å øke materialet betydelig falt mange QTL bort, og bare en QTL på kromosom 28 var signifikant. En vil nå søke å tilnærme det mulige underliggende genet ved å utnytte kandidatgener. Med bare ett signifikant QTL funn, bør fremtidig forskning på OCD og POF ikke bare rettes inn mot å utnytte noe av genetisk varians ved å fokusere en QTL tilnærming, men heller ved å utnytte en mye større andel av genetisk variasjon gjennom genetisk seleksjon. Hos hest bør dette gjennomføres over populasjon av travere, men også inkludere data på varmblods ridehest. Relevante data vil i store trekk finnes i forskjellige forskningsprosjekt. Et slikt over-populasjons initiativ på OCD kan sees på som en modell for andre sykdommer, og andre arter, som heller ikke har etablert sykdomsregistering.

Osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) and Birkelandfracture, are diseases mainly in the hock and fetlock joints of varmblooded horses, respectively, that increase the costs in the horse industry and affect animal welfare negatively, since many horses have to be operated. The diseases contribute to increased costs for treatment and restitution, reduced performance and income as well as reduced value of the animal itself. High frequencies of the diseases illustrate the importance of revealing the causative nature of OCD and POF.

Selection can be used as a preventive means towards such diseases, either on the quantitative trait loci (QTL) itself or on estimated breeding values, by summing the effect of all alleles into a genomic breeding value. The project aimed at verifying QTL findings that have been reported by Lykkjen and coworkers for OCD and POF in the Standardbred trotter. By considerably increasing the size of the material of Lykkjen and coworkers, only the finding of a QTL on chromosome 28 still held promise as a QTL. Our approach now is to use the candidate gene approach to possibly reveal the underlying causative gene. With only one QTL left to consider, this indicates that future research towards improving the genetics of OCD and POF should be approached by not only utilizing some of the genetic variance through a QTL approach, but rather to utilize more of the genetic variance through genomic selection, across populations of trotter, but also including data from riding horse populations. Such data will in main be available through research projects. Such an across-population initiative on OCD can be considered a model for other diseases, as well, and even for other species that do not either have a disease recording system in place.

In the same material, we also estimated the effect of inbreeding on racing performance. The effect was negative, i.e. that racing performance in Standardbred trotters is concluded depressed by inbreeding In corollary, crossbreeding is encouraged, and is one explanation of the recently increased contribution of French trotter in the Norwegian population of Standardbreds.

 

Antal träffar i projektbanken: 1646

Mjölkfettsyror - verktyg för att hitta kor med ökad risk för ämnesomsättningssjukdomar och reproduktionsstörningar
Kjell Holtenius

Projektnummer: O-19-20-306 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2019

Milk

The overall objective of this project is to create milk biomarkers based on specific milk fatty acids for identification of cows with reproductive disorders and metabolic disturbances. Milk will be analysed by Fourier-transform mid-infrared technology. An important value of this project for the …

Läs mer

Validering av prebiotiska och antioxidanta effekter av vetekli hemicellulosor i bakprodukter
Francisco Vilaplana

Projektnummer: O-17-20-962 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2017

Socker

Wheat bran is the largest by-product of wheat flour production with approximately 300,000 tonnes in Sweden. Bran is mainly used in animal feed, as human digestion is not fully able to absorb it. Wheat bran contains valuable biomolecules, such as dietary fiber (arabinoxylans, AX) and phenolic …

Läs mer

Jordartsanpassad strukturkalkning för effektivare fosforretention
ARARSO ETANA

Projektnummer: O-18-23-160 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2018

Växtodling

The purpose of this project is to define the amount of slaked lime needed for a given clay soil. We hypothesise that the amount of slaked lime needed for minimal phophorus loss is dependent on the clay content of the soil. The study will be conducted in a field with a drainage system and measuring …

Läs mer

Ingen hov ingen häst? - En studie om hovkvalité, prestation och hälsa hos travhästar.
Lena Holm, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet

Projektnummer: H-17-47-299 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2017

Competing unshod is an important issue for the Swedish harness industry. There is a general opinion that performance may increase significantly but it does not always work. The reason for failure may be disturbed locomotion “balance” of the horse or due to pain from the hooves. This is obviously …

Läs mer

Forståelse av etiologien bak acquired equine polyneuropathy via studier av Schwanske celle kulturer
siv Hanche-Olsen, NMBU Veterinærhøgskolen

Projektnummer: H-18-47-409 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2018

Acquired equine polyneuropathy (AEP) is a devastating neurologic disease affecting Nordic horses. Characteristic histopathological changes have been shown in the peripheral nerves of horses euthanized due to the disease. These include re- and demyelination as well as hypertrophy of perikaria and …

Läs mer

Strongylus vulgaris: Alternativa metoder till läkemedel för kontroll av parasitsmitta
Eva Tydén, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Projektnummer: H-18-47-389 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2018

Resistance to anthelmintic drugs is a threat to equine welfare. Like antibiotics, is restrictive use of anthelmintics necessary to retain their effectivity. Thus, targeted selective treatment, based on individual deworming, was introduced a decade ago. However, we have shown that the prevalence of, …

Läs mer

Säkrad mikrobiell kvalitet hos grovfoder och mjölkråvara för lönsam produktion av långlagrad ost
Åse Lundh

Projektnummer: O-16-20-764 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2016

Mjölk

Increased production and export of products with high added values, e.g. long-ripened hard cheeses, are considered important steps for a positive development of the Swedish dairy sector. Increased investment in Swedish premium cheese will, however, require increased volumes of high quality raw milk …

Läs mer

Nya mått i aveln för förbättrad fruktsamhet hos nordiska mjölkkor
Britt Berglund

Projektnummer: O-15-20-587 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2015

Mjölk

This project is the Swedish part of the Nordic 4-year project Improving Nordic dairy cow fertility through genetics, the only prioritized research project from Nordic Dairy Cattle R&D, 2015. Research funding is applied for within each country. The focus area of our Swedish part is to investigate …

Läs mer

Blad som sporfällor för förbättrade prognostiseringsmetoder
Anna Berlin

Projektnummer: O-16-20-767 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2016

Växtodling

Knowledge of disease development in wheat is a prerequisite for good advice on economically and environmentally
adapted control strategies. This project is based on knowledge from a previous SLF project about molecular detection
and spore traps, which showed that the different spore traps catch …

Läs mer

Filtreringsmetoder för utvinning av växtproteiner avsedda för morgondagens produktion av livsmedel
Marilyn Rayner

Projektnummer: O-17-20-982 • Status: Pågående • Ansökningsår: 2017

Växtodling

We are facing a protein shift in which a portion of the animal based protein in our diet needs to be replaced by plant proteins to reduce the climate impact from the food sector. Many agricultural by-streams contain high value proteins not used to their full potential. We aim to recover proteins …

Läs mer

Prenumerera på vårt nyhetsbrev

Namn
E-postadress