Funding for this research was provided by:
The Research Council of Norway (282252)
Received: 6 November 2019
Accepted: 26 June 2020
First Online: 1 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animals were cared for according to the laws and regulations for keeping pigs in Norway (Regulation for the keeping of pigs in Norway 2003-02-18-175, 2003; Animal welfare Act 2009-06-19-97, 2009). In Norway, animal breeding is controlled by “Mattilsynet” (Norwegian Food Safety Authority), who has officially approved Norsvin for maintaining herd-books through article 1(d) of Directive 88/661/EEC (approval date 27.07.1994). The official herd ID for our testing station is 0403050826. Data recording and sample collection were conducted strictly in line with the laws given by Norwegian animal research authorities on the protection of animals (“Lov om dyrevelferd”). The data was obtained as part of routine data recording in commercial breeding programs. Samples collected for DNA extraction were used only for the routine diagnostic purpose of the breeding program.
: Not applicable.
: The author declares that he has no competing interests.