The presentation intents to give an overview of significant advances in the past few years in the area of survival analysis applied to animal breeding problems, with a main focus on dairy cattle. An incomplete list includes the development of more flexible models, full Bayesian analyses, multiple trait evaluations, international genetic evaluations, use in selection and application to a variety of new traits and domestic species. Controversial issues on model choice and heritability definition are briefly mentioned. Potential new topics for further research are suggested. The use of survival analysis in animal breeding has experienced a tremendous growth since the last WCGALP.

Vincent Ducrocq

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume , , 26.07, 2006
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