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See detailInvited Review Talk - Microscopic diffusion in stellar plasmas
Thoul, Anne ULg

Conference (2006, November)

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See detailInvited review: overview of new traits and phenotyping strategies in dairy cattle with a focus on functional traits
Egger-Danner, C.; Cole, J. B.; Pryce, J. E. et al

in animal (2015), 9

ABSTRACT For several decades, breeding goals in dairy cattle focussed on increased milk production. However, many functional traits have negative genetic correlations with milk yield, and reductions in ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT For several decades, breeding goals in dairy cattle focussed on increased milk production. However, many functional traits have negative genetic correlations with milk yield, and reductions in genetic merit for health and fitness have been observed. Herd management has been challenged to compensate for these effects and to balance fertility, udder health and metabolic diseases against increased production to maximize profit without compromising welfare. Functional traits, such as direct information on cow health, have also become more important because of growing concern about animal well-being and consumer demands for healthy and natural products. There are major concerns about the impact of drugs used in veterinary medicine on the spread of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that can negatively impact human health. Sustainability and efficiency are also increasingly important because of the growing competition for high-quality, plant-based sources of energy and protein. Disruptions to global environments because of climate change may encourage yet more emphasis on these traits. To be successful, it is vital that there be a balance between the effort required for data recording and subsequent benefits. The motivation of farmers and other stakeholders involved in documentation and recording is essential to ensure good data quality. To keep labour costs reasonable, existing data sources should be used as much as possible. Examples include the use of milk composition data to provide additional information about the metabolic status or energy balance of the animals. Recent advances in the use of mid-infrared spectroscopy to measure milk have shown considerable promise, and may provide cost-effective alternative phenotypes for difficult or expensive-to-measure traits, such as feed efficiency. There are other valuable data sources in countries that have compulsory documentation of veterinary treatments and drug use. Additional sources of data outside of the farm include, for example, slaughter houses (meat composition and quality) and veterinary labs (specific pathogens, viral loads). At the farm level, many data are available from automated and semi-automated milking and management systems. Electronic devices measuring physiological status or activity parameters can be used to predict events such as oestrus, and also behavioural traits. Challenges concerning the predictive biology of indicator traits or standardization need to be solved. To develop effective selection programmes for new traits, the development of large databases is necessary so that high-reliability breeding values can be estimated. For expensive-to-record traits, extensive phenotyping in combination with genotyping of females is a possibility. [less ▲]

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See detailInvited talk "Observing gravitational lenses"
Surdej, Jean ULg

Conference (1993)

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See detailInvited talk - Anomalous Perturbative Transport by Drift-Wave Turbulence
Thoul, Anne ULg

Scientific conference (1992, April)

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See detailInvited talk - Accretion from AGB winds
Thoul, Anne ULg

Conference (1999, September)

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See detailInvited Talk - Anomalous Perturbative Transport in Tokamaks by Drift-Waves
Thoul, Anne ULg

Conference (1993, February)

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See detailInvited talk - The EASE scenario - Linking Halo Field Stars to Globular Clusters
Thoul, Anne ULg

Scientific conference (1999, July)

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See detailInvited talk - What determines the mass of galaxies?
Thoul, Anne ULg

Scientific conference (1996, February)

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See detailInvited talk - What determines the mass of galaxies?
Thoul, Anne ULg

Scientific conference (1996, July)

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See detailInvited talk - What determines the mass of galaxies?
Thoul, Anne ULg

Scientific conference (1995, November)

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See detailInvited talk: Qu'est-ce qui détermine la masse des galaxies?
Thoul, Anne ULg

Scientific conference (1999, March)

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See detailInvited to the Colloquium: “Europe'92. Creating a New Dimension” in Spe
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Scientific conference (1990, March 12)

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See detailUne invitée surprise
Binet, Audrey; Delvaux, David ULg; Bettendorff, Lucien ULg

Learning material (2011)

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See detailInvités (in)désirables
Cadu, Florian; Devresse, Jenifer ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2014)

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See detailDe invloed van een muzikale opleiding op de perceptie van de prosodie van een vreemde taal: een verkennend onderzoek
Degrave, Pauline; Rasier, Laurent ULg; Hiligsmann, Philippe

in Rasier, Laurent; Van Heuven, Vincent; Defrancq, Bart (Eds.) et al Nederlands in het perspectief van uitspraakverwerving en contrastieve taalkunde (2011)

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