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Genetics and Breeding

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Effects of Escherichia coli– and Staphylococcus aureus-induced mastitis in lactating cows on oocyte developmental competence

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Incorporation of Discrete Genotype Effects for Multiple Genes into Animal Model Evaluations when only a Small Fraction of the Population Has Been Genotyped

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Endocrine Alterations Associated with Extended Time Interval Between Estrus and Ovulation in High-Yield Dairy Cows

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Associations Among Progeny Tests of Single or Pooled Lactations

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Friedman E, Glick G, Lavon Y, Roth Z. – Domestic Animal Endocrinology 2010 ;39(2): 106-115
Effects of low-dose follicle-stimulating hormone administration on follicular dynamics and preovulatory follicle characteristics in dairy cows during the summer

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Golik M. et al, – 2011  J Dairy Science 94: 2092-2102
Differential expression of ruminant ZNF496 variants: Association with quantitative trait locus affecting bovine milk concentration and fertility

Heyen D. W. Weller JI. Ron M. et al – Physiological Genomics 1: 165-175 (1999)
A genome scan for QTL influencing milk production and health traits in dairy cattle

Imwalle D.B., Lehrer A.R., Katz L.S. – J. Animal Science 2007 85: 1908-1913
Intravaginal impedance and sexual behavior of ovariectomized goats given estrogen alone or in combination with progesterone

Israel C, Weller JI. – 2000 J Dairy Science 83: 181–187
Effect of misidentification on genetic gain and estimation of breeding value in dairy cattle populations

Israel C, Weller JI. – 1998 J. Dairy Science 81:1653–1662
Estimation of candidate gene effects in dairy cattle populations.

Israel C, Weller JI. – 2002 J. Dairy Science 85:1285-1297
Estimation of Quantitative Trait Loci Effects in Dairy Cattle Populations

Kaim M. et al – 2003 J. Dairy Science 86:2012–2021
Effects of GnRH administered to cows at the onset of estrus on timing of ovulation, endocrine responses, and conception.

Kaim M, Ertracht S, Lavon Y, Wolfenson D. – 2008 Reproduction in Domestic Animals Conference
Manipulations of Follicular Dynamics and Luteal Function during the Estrous Cycle in Dairy Cows

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Parentage identification in the bovine using “deoxyribonucleic acid fingerprints”.

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Induction of Heparanase in Bovine Granulosa Cells by Luteinizing Hormone: Possible Role during the Ovulatory Process

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Exposure to endotoxin during estrus alters the timing of ovulation and hormonal concentrations in cows


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A Whole Genome Scan for Quantitative Trait Loci Affecting Milk Protein Percentage in Israeli-Holstein Cattle, by Means of Selective Milk DNA Pooling in a Daughter Design, Using an Adjusted False Discovery Rate Criterion

Lipkin E., Tal-Stein R., Friedmann A., Soller M. – 2008 J. Dairy Science 91:1614-1627
Effect of Quantitative Trait Loci for Milk Protein Percentage on Milk Protein Yield and Milk Yield in Israeli Holstein Dairy Cattle

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Characterization of messenger ribonucleic acid expression for prostaglandin F2 alpha and luteinizing hormone receptors in various bovine luteal cell types.

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Changes in the Cellular Subpopulations of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes During the Reproductive Cycle of Dairy Cows

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Effect of calcium soaps of fatty acids and administration of somatotropin in early lactation on productive and reproductive performance of high producing dairy cows.

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Effect of calcium soaps of fatty acids and administration of somatotropin on milk production, preovulatory follicular development, and plasma and follicular fluid lipid composition in high yielding dairy cows.

Nir (Markusfeld), O. – Israel Journal of Vet Medicine Vol. 61 (2) 2006
The Multifactorial Approach to Fertility Problems in Dairy Herds 

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A complete genome scan of the Israeli Holstein population for quantitative trait loci by a daughter design.

Ron M. et al – 2006 J. Dairy Science 89:4921-4923
A Polymorphism in ABCG2 in Bos indicus and Bos taurus Cattle Breeds

Ron M. et al – 2003 J. Dairy Science 86:1818–1820
Analysis of vaginal swabs for paternity testing and marker-assisted selection in cattle.

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Factors Affecting Conception Rate of Israeli Holstein Cattle

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Misidentification rate in the Israeli dairy cattle population and its implications for genetic improvement

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Multiple quantitative trait locus analysis of bovine chromosome 6 in the Israeli Holstein population by a daughter design.

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Sire and Maternal Grandsire Effects on Calving Difficulty and Calf Mortality in Israeli Holsteins

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Comparison of methods for the synchronization of estrous cycles in dairy cows. 1. Effects on plasma progesterone and manifestation of estrus.

Roth Z, Friedman E, Lavon Y, Wolfenson D. – Reproduction Fertility and Development 2019: 21 (1)16 Induction of Follicular Turnover to Improve Fertilty  in Dairy Cows Exposed to Summer heat Stress 

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Delayed effect of heat stress on steroid production in medium-sized and preovulatory bovine follicles.

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Effect of treatment with follicle-stimulating hormone or bovine somatotropin on the quality of oocytes aspirated in the autumn from previously heat-stressed cows.

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Endocrine milieu and developmental dynamics of ovarian cysts and persistent follicles in postpartum dairy cows

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Immediate and delayed effects of heat stress on follicular development and its association with plasma FSH and inhibin concentration in cows.

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Improvement of quality of oocytes collected in the autumn by enhanced removal of impaired follicles from previously heat-stressed cows

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Induction of Follicular turnover to Improve Fertility in Dairy cows Exposed to Summer Heat Stress 

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Naturally occurring mastitis disrupts developmental competence of bovine oocytes

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Genetic Analysis of Cow Survival in the Israeli Dairy Cattle Population


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Delayed effect of low progesterone concentrations on bovine uterine PGF(2alpha) secretion in the subsequent oestrous cycle.

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Two methods of inducing low plasma progesterone concentrations have different effects on dominant follicles in cows.

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Effect of feeding calcium soaps of fatty acids on production and reproductive responses in high producing lactating cows.


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Effect of dietary calcium soaps on milk yield, body weight, reproductive hormones, and fertility in first parity and older cows.


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A genome scan for quantitative trait loci affecting milk somatic cell score in Israeli and Italian Holstein cows by means of selective DNA pooling with single- and multiple-marker mapping


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A new approach to the problem of multiple comparisons in the genetic dissection of complex traits


Weller JI, Israel C, Ezra E. – 1994 J. Dairy Science 77:1126-1131
A simple procedure for obtaining approximate interim cow solutions from an animal model.


Weller JI, – 1986 J. Dairy Science 69:493-500
Comparison of Multitrait and Single-Trait Multiple Parity Evaluations by Monte Carlo Simulation


Weller JI. et al. – 2008 J. Dairy Science 91:802-813
Detection and Analysis of Quantitative Trait Loci Affecting Production and Secondary Traits on Chromosome 7 in Israeli Holsteins


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Detection of Quantitative Trait Loci Affecting Twinning Rate in Israeli Holsteins by the Daughter Design


Weller JI, Folman Y. – 1990 J. Dairy Science 73:1318-1326
Effects of Calf Value and Reproductive Management on Optimum Days to First Breeding 

Weller JI., Bar-Anan R., Osterkorn K. – 1985 J. Dairy Science 68:1241-1249
Effects of Days Open on Annualized Milk Yields in Current and Following Lactations

Weller JI., Ron M., Bar-Anan R – 1987 J. Dairy Science 70:672-680
Effects of Persistency and Production on the Genetic Parameters of Milk and Fat Yield in Israeli-Holsteins

Weller J. I. et al. – Genetics 162: 841–849 (October 2002)
Estimation of quantitative trait locus allele frequency via a modified granddaughter design

Weller J. I. et al. – 2004 J Dairy Science 87: 2627–2640
Factors Affecting Incorrect Paternity Assignment in the Israeli Holstein Population

Weller J.I., Misztal I., Gianola D. – 1988 J. Dairy Science 71: 2491-2501
Genetic Analysis of Dystocia and Calf Mortality in Israeli-Holsteins by Threshold and Linear Models


Weller JI,  – 1989 J. Dairy Science 72: 2644-2650
Genetic Analysis of Fertility Traits in Israeli Dairy Cattle


Weller JI, Ron M. – 1992 J. Dairy Science 75: 2541-2548
Genetic analysis of fertility traits in Israeli Holsteins by linear and threshold models.


Weller J. I, Ezra E. – Animal 2008, 2:12: 1717–1723
Genetic analysis of the growth rate of Israeli Holstein calves

Weller JI, Ezra E. – 2004 J. Dairy Science 87:1519–1527
Genetic analysis of the Israeli Holstein dairy cattle population for production and nonproduction traits with a multitrait animal model.

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Genetic Analysis of Persistency in the Israeli Holstein Population by the Multitrait Animal Model


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Genetic analysis of somatic cell score and female fertility of Israeli Holsteins with an individual animal model.


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Genetic Analysis of the Israeli Holstein Dairy Cattle Population for Production and Nonproduction Traits with a Multitrait Animal Model


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Inclusion of Partial Lactations in the Genetic Analysis of Yield Traits by Differential Weighting of Records


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Population-wide analysis of a QTL affecting milk-fat production in the Israeli Holstein population


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Power of daughter and granddaughter designs for determining linkage between marker loci and quantitative trait loci in dairy cattle.


Weller JI, Ron M. – 2011 J. Dairy Science 94:1082-1090
Quantitative trait nucleotide determination in the era of genomic selection


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Wolfenson D. – Israel Journal of Vet Medicine Vol. 61 (2) 2006
Factors Associated With Low Progesterone Concentrations and Their Relation to Low Fertility of Lactating Dairy Cows


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Hyperthermia and Body Energy Store Effects on Estrous Behavior, Conception Rate, and Corpus Luteum Function in Dairy Cows


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The effect of exogenous progesterone on conception rate of cooled cows during the summer and autumn

Zachut M. et al – Journal of Dairy Science 2010 93(2): 529-545

Effects of dietary fats differing in n-6:n-3 ratio fed to high-yielding dairy cows on fatty acid composition of ovarian compartments, follicular status, and oocyte quality

Zeron Y. et al – Reproduction, Mar 2001; 121: 447 – 454.
Seasonal changes in bovine fertility: relation to developmental competence of oocytes, membrane properties and fatty acid composition of follicles.

Zeron Y. – Israel Journal of Vet Medicine Vol. 61 (2) 2006
Fertility in Dairy Farm Management


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