Using SNP array data to test for host genetic and breed effects on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Viremia

S. Biffani, S. Botti, S.C. Bishop, A. Stella, E. Giuffra

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BACKGROUND: The effect of breed on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Viremia (PRRSV) was tested using data collected in 17 Italian commercial pig farms and 1096 genotypes obtained by the PorcineSNP60 BeadChip. A binomial logistic model was used to investigate the relationship between breed-clusters and PRRSV susceptibility. Breed-clusters were defined using the matrix of genomic kinship between all pairs of piglets. RESULTS: Only the contemporary group effect, defined as all piglets reared in the same herd, in the same year and whose samples were collected in the same season, was significant. Sex, age and breed-cluster showed no statistically significant effect on PRRS viremia, although the Landrace and Cross breed-clusters showed the lowest Odds-Ratio CONCLUSIONS: The model failed to detect a significant breed-cluster effect, highlighting the impact of environment and management on PRRS viremia incidence. Incomplete exposure over the observed period may have masked possible breed differences.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Animal Genomics for Animal Health (AGAH 2010)
EditorsMarie-Hélène Pinard-van der Laan
PublisherBioMed Central
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAGAH-2010: Animal Genomics for Animal Health International Symposium - Paris, France
Duration: 31 May 20102 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameBMC Proceedings
NumberSuppt. 4


ConferenceAGAH-2010: Animal Genomics for Animal Health International Symposium

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