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Project title: TECHNOLOGY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE HEALTH STATUS IN SHEEP AND GOATS BY EMPLOYING GENETIC MARKERS

Project number: PN II 52-124

Acronym: SANMARKOVCAP

Abstract:

The envisaged study will attempt a new, complex and integrationist approach to achieve genetic and sanitary-veterinary prophylaxis in small ruminants (sheep and goats), using the concept of genetic markers linkage (biochemical and molecular) with different morbid entities (parasitic infections , medical genetics). The project is constituted through a technology for improving the health status of sheep and goats populations, with underlying mathematics, interpretation and processing biostatistics and IT support, likely to deliver conclusive and credible value judgments.
The novelty of the project consists in using molecular and biochemical markers in the management of genetic resources with the aim of increasing organic resistance of the animals to diseases and of computerizing the technology to streamline the process of improving the herds of sheep and goats on genetic bases. The project is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in character involving mathematics (for the methodological grounding), IT (allowing its application), biology (for experimental grounding) and animal husbandry and veterinary medicine (as areas of application), conferring it great complexity.
The software products that will be developed will reflect in a systematic, global and intuitive manner the synoptic outline of the degree of association of genetic markers with morbid entities of sheep and goats. Such applications will be methodologically based on mathematical models of experiments involving single, double and multiple factors through log-linear analysis, informational statistics and contingency analysis. Through these efforts, the project aims to identify and use genetic markers in the management of genetic resources in sheep and goats in order to improve the health status of these two species in accordance with the objectives of European agricultural policies. Implementing this technology will facilitate the identification and traceability of animals and animal products to the EU standards.

Partners:

1. Research-Development Station for the Breeding of Sheep and Goats Popauti (CO)

Project director: Dr. HRINCA GHEORGHE

2. Research-Development Institute for the Breeding of Sheep and Goats Palas Constanta

3. “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Iasi

4. University of Bucharest

Manager: Prof. Marieta Costache, PhD

5. SC AGROIND COM SRL Botosani

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