The parameters of immune system are major interior traits describing breed and individual features of animals. The study of the immune status of different species and breeds of agricultural animals has the large importance at organisation of monitoring for their health, and therefore, for production quality of animal husbandry. For successful perfection both creation of new breeds and types of animals it is important to carry out a complex estimation of animals with accounting of productivity and interior parameters describing feature of the constitution. The one-sided selection on productivity can result in change the immune the status of a population and increase of diseases susceptibility. 

A. I Zheltikov, V. L Petukhov, V. G Marenkov

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 2002. Session 13, , 13.36, 2002
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