Funding for this research was provided by:
Research council of Norway (174523)
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Received: 2 August 2017
Accepted: 22 May 2018
First Online: 29 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animals were raised in Norwegian nucleus herds, private owned, and were cared for according to laws and internationally recognized guidelines and regulations controlling experiments with live animals in Norway (The Animal Protection Act of December 20th, 1974, and the Animal Protection Ordinance Concerning Experiments with Animals of January 15th, 1996). Protocol for sampling and recording were approved by the Norwegian Animal Research Authority (reference no. ID2570). Phenotypes in this study are used according to “Nucleus herd agreement” between each of the farmers and Norsvin. Regulation about sampling and veterinary care are following the “The regulation of veterinary and other animal health personnel” from the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food (§34; LOV-2001-06-15-75-§34).
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