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Breeding with resistant rams leads to rapid control of classical scrapie in affected sheep flocks

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, January 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#26 of 305)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Title
Breeding with resistant rams leads to rapid control of classical scrapie in affected sheep flocks
Published in
Veterinary Research, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1297-9716-42-5
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Abstract

Susceptibility to scrapie, a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in sheep, is modulated by the genetic make-up of the sheep. Scrapie control policies, based on selecting animals of resistant genotype for breeding, have recently been adopted by the Netherlands and other European countries. Here we assess the effectiveness of a breeding programme based on selecting rams of resistant genotype to obtain outbreak control in classical scrapie-affected sheep flocks under field conditions. In six commercially-run flocks following this breeding strategy, we used genotyping to monitor the genotype distribution, and tonsil biopsies and post-mortem analyses to monitor the occurrence of scrapie infection. The farmers were not informed about the monitoring results until the end of the study period of six years. We used a mathematical model of scrapie transmission to analyze the monitoring data and found that where the breeding scheme was consistently applied, outbreak control was obtained after at most four years. Our results also show that classical scrapie control can be obtained before the frequency of non-resistant animals is reduced to zero in the flock. This suggests that control at the national scale can be obtained without a loss of genetic polymorphisms from any of the sheep breeds.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 26%
Other 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 4 21%
Unknown 3 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 32%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Unspecified 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 January 2011.
All research outputs
#503,260
of 3,685,110 outputs
Outputs from Veterinary Research
#26
of 305 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,007
of 85,546 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Veterinary Research
#3
of 15 outputs
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