Flavio FS Schenkel

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Enhancing resistance to ketosis through genomics

2017/18-2019/20 • $121,200 • PI,CO
High-yielding dairy cattle are susceptible to ketosis, a metabolic disease, which negatively affects the health, fertility and production of the cow. As a health trait, ketosis-resistance is difficult to improve genetically due to its polygenic nature, fuzzy phenotypes and unfavorable genetic...

Use of-omics technologies toward profitability and beef consumers' satisfaction

2017/18-2018/19 • $279,900 • PI,CO
Canadian beef producers have a tremendous opportunity to meet the increasing global demand for high quality animal protein products. However, high feed costs and inconsistent quality remain significant challenges. Research has been underway towards addressing these challenges through the use of...