Peer-reviewed publications

Scientific publications peer-reviewed


  • Livestock disease resilience: From individual to herd level. Doeschl-Wilson, P.W. Knap, T. Opriessnig, S.J. More. Animal Vol. 15, Issue 7, July 2021.
  • The value of genomic relationship matrices for estimating inbreeding. Villanueva, A. Fernández, M. Saura, A. Caballero, J. Fernández, E. Morales-González, M. A. Toro, R. Pong-Wong. Genetics Selection Evolution, 53, Article n. 42, May 2021.
  • Changes in allele frequencies when different genomic coancestry matrices are used for maintaining genetic diversity. E. Morales-González, J. Fernández, R. Pong-Wong, M.A. Toro, B. Villanueva. Genes, 12(5), 673, April 2021.
  • The levels of artificial insemination and missing sire information make genomic selection not always beneficial in meat sheep. Raoul, J.M. Elsen. Animal Vol. 15, Issue 2, February 2021, pp. 899-909.


  • Genetic and nongenetic factors associated with the fate of maiden ewe lambs: slaughtered without ever lambing versus retained for breeding. Mchugh, T. Pabiou, K. Mcdermott, E. Wall, D. P. Berry. Translational Animal Science, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2020, 242-249.
  • Exploring the inclusion of genomic information and metafounders in Latxa dairy sheep genetic evaluations. I. Granado-Tajada, Legarra and E. Ugarte. Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 103, n. 7, 2020.
  • Genetic analyses of live weight and carcass composition traits in purebred Texel, Suffolk and Charollais lambs. Fitzmaurice, J. Conington, N. Fetherstone, T. Pabiou, K. McDermott, E. Wall, G. Banos, N. McHugh. Animal Vol. 14, Issue 5, May 2020, pp. 899-909.
  • Why breed disease-resilient livestock, and how? P.W. Knap, A. Doeschl-Wilson. Genetics Selection Evolution, 52. Article n. 60. October 2020.
  • Potentials of using milk performance data and FAMACHA score as indicators for Targeted Selective Treatment in Lacaune dairy sheep in Switzerland. Schwarz, B, Bapst, M. Holinger, S. Thüer, I, Schleip, S. Werne. Veterinary Parasitology: X, Vol. 4, December 2020.


  • Behavior of the Linear Regression method to estimate bias and accuracies with correct and incorrect genetic evaluation models. L. Macedo, A. Reverter, and A. Legarra. Journal of Dairy Science, 2019.
  • Inbreeding and effective population size in French dairy sheep: Comparison between genomic and pedigree estimates. T. Rodríguez-Ramilo, J. M. Elsen, and A. Legarra. Journal of Dairy Science, May 2019, Volume 102, Issue 5, Pages 4227–4237. (open archive)
  • Genetic and genomic studies in ovine mastitis. Oget, G. Tosser-Klopp, R. Rupp. Small Ruminants Research, Elsevier. Vol. 176, July 2019, Pages 55-64.