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Eradication of scrapie with selective breeding: are we nearly there?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, May 2010
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Title
Eradication of scrapie with selective breeding: are we nearly there?
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, May 2010
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-6-24
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Authors

Marielle B Melchior, Jack J Windig, Thomas J Hagenaars, Alex Bossers, Aart Davidse, Fred G van Zijderveld

Abstract

Following EU decision 2003/100/EC Member States have recently implemented sheep breeding programmes to reduce the prevalence of sheep with TSE susceptible prion genotypes. The present paper investigates the progress of the breeding programme in the Netherlands. The PrP genotype frequencies were monitored through time using two sets of random samples: one set covers the years 2005 to 2008 and is taken from national surveillance programme; the other is taken from 168 random sheep farms in 2007. The data reveal that although the level of compliance to the breeding programme has been high, the frequency of susceptible genotypes varies substantially between farms. The 168 sheep farms are a subset of 689 farms participating in a postal survey inquiring about management and breeding strategies. This survey aimed to identify how much these strategies varied between farms, in order to inform assessment of the expected future progress towards eradication of classical scrapie.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 28 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 21%
Researcher 5 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Other 5 18%
Unknown 6 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 4%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 30 July 2014.
All research outputs
#948,436
of 4,090,466 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#115
of 697 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,634
of 102,287 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#9
of 44 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 4,090,466 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 62nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 697 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 78% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 44 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its contemporaries.