The program is comprised of the following sections:
1. Breeding and genetics
2. Animal nutrition
3. Production systems: management and health
4. Animal product quality 


The 19th ASD is hosting the following workshop, which is free for registered attendees of the symposium.
There are a limited number of places, as the course is oriented more on practical usage of the software with close interaction with the lecturers.
Because the number of the workshop participants is limited to 25, the first 25 people who register and pay the registration fee will be accepted to the workshop.
Participants should bring their laptops. 

Practical course in survival analysis using the Survival Kit v6:
Survival analysis - Theory and application

                                                                                           by Gábor Mészáros and Johann Sölkner

Upon completion of the course the participant should be able to recognize the main features of the survival analysis methodology and conduct an analysis using the Survival Kit (Ducrocq et al., 2010).

The outline of the course:
   - The definition of survival (failure, event) times 
          - survival curves, hazard function, Kaplan Meier estimate, censoring of data
   - Modelling effects on survival
          -  two sample case, regression, complex models, time dependent covariates, random effects

Survival kit v6:
   - Functionalities
          - Kaplan Meier, Cox, Weibull and Prentice-Gloecker model; random effects; censoring and truncation
   - Use
          - data preparation, parameter files
   - Examples (bring your laptop!)
          - examples to demonstrate functionalities; human dataset to estimate effects in very large samples; pig dataset to estimate heritability (see Mészáros et al, 2010) 

Ducrocq, V., Sölkner, J., Mészáros, G. (2010): Survival Kit v6 - A software package for survival analysis. In: 9th World Congress on Genetics to Livestock Production, August 1-6, 2010, Leipzig, Germany
Mészáros, G. – Pálos, J. – Ducrocq, V. – Sölkner, J.: Heritability of longevity in Large White and Landrace sows using continuous time and grouped data models. In: Genetics, Selection, Evolution, 2010, 42:13. 


Alain Frantz: 'Genes in the landscape: Potential & pitfalls of statistical methods in spatial genetics'

Johann Sölkner: 'Genomic Selection: promise - experience - expectation'



Preliminary list of authors and topics, more about the plenaryes will be available soon:


Martino Cassandro 
”Collaborations in the Field of Education at University Level”

Drago Kompan, Marko Čepon, Silvio Žgur
"Collaboration in the field of conservation of Animal Genetic Resources"


Melinda Kovács, Csaba Szabó, Gábor Milisits Jozsef Stefler   
"Quadrilateral collaborations in the field of animal science - outcome and future prospects"


Krešimir Salajpal, Danijel Karolyi
"Animal production as a perspective for Quadrilateral collaboration"


(to be confirmed):


9:00 - 10:30 workshop 1 Presentations on theory - Survival Kit v6
10:30- 11:00 coffee break
11:00- 12:30 workshop 2 Presentations on theory - Survival Kit v6
12:30 - 14:00 lunch break
14:00 - 16:00 workshop 3 Practical examples - Survival Kit v6
16:00 - 16:30 coffee break
16:30-18:00 workshop 4 Practical examples - Survival Kit v6


8:00 - 10:30 workshop 5 Presentations on theory - Survival Kit v6
10:30- 11:00 coffee break
11:00- 12:30 workshop 6 Presentations on theory - Survival Kit v6
12:30 - 14:00 lunch break
14:00 - 16:00 workshop 7 Practical examples - Survival Kit v6
16:00 - 16:30 coffee break
16:30-18:00 workshop 8 Practical examples - Survival Kit v6
18.00-20.00 Registration 

WEDNESDAY, 21st of September 2011

8.00 registrations
9.30 - 10.15 Symposium opening
10.15- 11.00 welcome drink
Plenary lectures:
11.00 – 11.20 Melinda Kovács, Csaba Szabó, Gábor Milisits Jozsef Stefler "Quadrilateral collaborations in the field of animal science - outcome and future prospects"
11.20 – 11.40 Martino Cassandro  ”Collaborations in the Field of Education at University Level”
11.40 – 12.00 Krešimir Salajpal, Danijel Karolyi  " Animal production as a perspective for Quadrilateral collaboration
12.00 – 12.20 Drago Kompan, Marko Čepon, Silvio Žgur "Collaboration in the field of conservation of Animal Genetic Resources"
12.20 - 14.00 lunch break 
14.00 – 15.00 Production systems: management and health
15.00 – 15.55 Animal nutrition
16.00 – 16.30 coffee break and posters available for browsing
16.30 – 17.55 Animal product quality
18.00 Coordination committee meeting

THURSDAY 22nd of September 2011

Invited lectures
9.00 - 9.30 Johann Sölkner “Genomic Selection: promise - experience – expectation”
9.30 - 10.00 Alain Frantz: “Genes in the landscape: Potential & pitfalls of statistical methods in spatial genetics”
10.00 - 10.30 coffee break and posters available for browsing
10.30 - 12.00 Breeding and genetics - I
12:00 - 13:30 lunch break
13.30 – 14.30 Breeding and genetics – II
14:30 - 15:30 Breeding and genetics – III
15:30 - 16:00 coffee break and posters available for browsing
16:00 - 17:00 Breeding and genetics -IV
17:00 - 18:00 Final poster section and the selection of the best poster
Please remove your posters before the trip to Jurlinovi dvori!
18:30 dinner at Jurlinovi dvori

FRIDAY 23rd of September 2011

9.00 bus leaves to Skradin, if you chose to take u bus
10.00 – 10.30 boat drive from NP Krka enterance Skradin to the waterfalls 
10.30 - 12.30 estimated time for sightseeing (exit at Lozovac, NOT at Skradin), bus to the hotel...?


WEDNESDAY, 21st of September 2011
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (10 min + 2 min for questions)


Effect of immunocastration on performance of Slovenian pig fatteners Martin ŠKRLEP, N. Batorek, B. Šegula, M. Zajec, S. Košorok, M. Glavač-Vnuk, V. Kubale-Dvojmoč, G. Fazarinc, M. Čandek-Potokar

Prevalence of locomotory system disorders in veal calves and risk factors for occurrence of bursitis Marta BRSCIC, F. Gottardo, H. Leruste, B. J. Lensink, K. C. G. Van Reenen, G. Cozzi

The effect of prestimulation on milking characteristics in Simmental, Holstein-Friesian and Brown Swiss cow breed Dragica ŠALAMON, I. Matoković, V. Batinić, A. Džidić

Growth and mortality of suckling rabbits Martina PLANINC, A. Kermauner, Š. Malovrh, M. Kovač

Preliminary results on the effect of chronic T-2 toxin exposure in rabbit bucks Gábor TORNYOS, S. Cseh, Z. Matics, L. Kametler, V. Rajli, Z. Bodnár, M. Rusvai, M. Mándoki, M. Kovács

WEDNESDAY, 21st of September 2011
15.00 – 15.55
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (10 min + 2 min for questions)

Effect of linseed supplementation on carcass, meat quality and fatty acid composition in pigs Matjaž ČERVEK, M. Geister, M. Prevolnik, M. Škrlep, M. Ocepek, M. Brus, M. Gungl, Z. Abraham-Panič, M. Čandek-Potokar, D. Škorjanc

The effect of coenzyme Q10 and lipoic acid added to the feed of hens on physical characteristics of eggs Dušan TERČIČ, B. Kotnik, G. Gorjanc, P. Jazbec Križman, A. Holcman

Late gestational undernutrition alters plasma IGF-1concentration during subsequent lactation in ewe Ali KIANI, M. O. Nielsen, A. Chwalibog

A comparison among analytical methods to assess fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) content and repeatability of ruminant faeces Giacomo CESARO*, L. Grigoletto, G. Bittante, S. Schiavon

Cellular immune response of weaned pigs fed diet supplemented with an essential oil Veronika HALAS*, I. Nochta, Z. Pásti, Cs. Szabó, R. Tóthi, J. Tossenberger, L. Babinszky


WEDNESDAY, 21st of September 2011
16.30 – 17.55
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (10 min + 2 min for questions)

Consumers' attitudes towards farm animal welfare and their influence on meat consumption Marija CERJAK, D. Karolyi, Ž. Mesić

Carcass quality of slaughtered Cika and Brown cattle in Slovenia Mojca SIMČIČ, M. Čepon, S. Žgur

Carcass classification measurements in pigs as affected by the operator and abattoir Maja PREVOLNIK, P. Šlamberger, M. Knap, D. Škorjanc, M. Čandek-Potokar

Growth rate, slaughter traits and meat quality of lambs of three Alpine sheep breeds Erika PELLATTIERO, A. Cecchinato, M. De Marchi, M. Penasa, N. Tormen, S. Schiavon, M. Cassandro, G. Bittante

Application of infrared spectroscopy in honey analysis Lidija SVEČNJAK, N. Biliškov, D. Bubalo, D. Barišić

Effects of added boar taint substances (skatole and androstenone) on the sensory quality of pork Agnes KIRSCHING, G. Bazar, S. Szvath, R. Romvari


THURSDAY 22nd of September 2011
10.30 – 12.00
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (10 min + 2 min for questions)

Exploring different model structures for the genetic evaluation of dairy bull fertility Francesco TIEZZI, M. Penasa, C. Maltecca, A. Cecchinato, G. Bittante

Estimation of variance components for litter size in the first and later parities in Improved Jezersko-Solcava sheep Dubravko ŠKORPUT, A. Kasap, G. Gorjanc

Lambing interval in Jezersko-Solčava and Improved Jezersko-Solčava breed Andreja KOMPREJ, G. Gorjanc, D. Kompan

Genetic and phenotypic parameters for reproduction traits of Landrace sows in Latvia I. Ziedina, D. Jonkus, Liga PAURA

Morphometrical analysis of reproduction traits for the wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) in Croatia Nikica ŠPREM, M. Piria, T. Florijančić, B. Antunović, T. Dumić, H. Gutzmirtl, T. Treer, I. Curik

Milk yield traits, somatic cell score, milking time and age at calving of pure Holstein versus crossbred cows Francesca MALCHIODI, M. Penasa, F. Tiezzi, G. Bittante 

New research strategies in lactation biology J. Ogorevc, S. Prpar, T. Kunej, Č. Gorup, E. Čeh, J. F. Medrano, Peter DOVČ*


THURSDAY 22nd of September 2011
13.30 – 14.30
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (10 min + 2 min for questions)

Partitioning of genetic trends by origin in Croatian Simmental cattle Marija ŠPEHAR, Z. Ivkić, V. Bulić, Z. Barać, G. Gorjanc

Genetic parameters and inbreeding depression of litter weight in Pannon White rabbits István NAGY, J. Farkas, S. Onika-Szvath, I. Radnai, Z. Szendrő

Inbreeding and its effect on performance traits in Austrian meat sheep Lina MAXIMINI, A. Manrique-Gomez, B. Fuerst-Waltl

Mitochondrial DNA diversity in wild boars from the Istria and Cres Island Vlatka CUBRIC CURIK, M. Atlija, N. Šprem, I. Curik

Use of mitochondrial DNA analyses in verification of the Lipizzan horse pedigree Mato ČAČIĆ, V. Cubric Curik, M. Baban, Z. Barač, I. Curik

THURSDAY 22nd of September 2011
14.30 – 15.30 
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (10 min + 2 min for questions)

Analysis of the relationships between type traits and longevity in Croatian Simmental cattle using survival analysis Nikola RAGUŽ, S. Jovanovac

Genetic parameters of growth traits from a joint evaluation of purebred and crossbred pigs Henrietta Nagyné KISZLINGER, J. Farkas, G. Kövér, S. Onika-Szvath, I. Nagy

Economic importance of the traits for Slovak Pinzgau breed reared in dairy and cow-calf system Emil KRUPA, Z. Krupová, M. Oravcová, P. Polák, J. Tomka

Genetic parameters of conformation traits in Brown, Simmental and Holstein breed calves in Slovenia Betka LOGAR, M. Štepec, K. Potočnik

Improving the final liveweight and growing ability of TETRA-H a dual purpose chicken type by using a new experimental Sire line Anita ALMASI, Z. Suto, A. Orban, T. Fulop , P. O. Kustosne, G. Milisits, P. Horn


THURSDAY 22nd of September 2011
16.00 – 17.00
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (10 min + 2 min for questions)

Cluster analysis on across country genetic correlations for conformation traits in Holstein cattle breed Mara BATTAGIN, F. Forabosco, M. Penasa, M. Cassandro

Runs of homozygosity reveal genome-wide autozygosity in the Austrian Fleckvieh cattle Maja FERENČAKOVIĆ, E. Hamzic, B. Gredler, I. Curik, J. Sölkner

How to use less markers in admixture studies? Anamarija FRKONJA*, B. Gredler, U. Schnyder, I. Curik, J. Sölkner

Effects of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 and sterol regulatory element binding protein gene polymorphisms on milk production, composition and coagulation properties of individual milk of Brown Swiss cows Alice MAURMAYR, C. Ribeca, A. Cecchinato, M. Penasa, M. De Marchi, G. Bittante

Use of SNP markers within the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene to verify pedigrees and determine haplotypes in paternal half-sib families of Slovenian Simmental cattle Daša JEVŠINEK SKOK, T. Kunej, A. Renčelj, A. Razpet, P. Dovč, S. Žgur, N. Petrič, M. Planinc, Š. Malovrh, M. Kovač, S. Horvat





01 Influence of infection with Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus on milk production of French Alpine goats in Croatia
B. Tariba*, A. Kostelić, K. Salajpal, B. Roić, D. Mulc, D. Jurković, D. Šalamon

02 Differences in carcass and meat quality between organically reared cocks and capons
M. Volk, J. Malenšek, M. Prevolnik, M. Škrlep, B. Šegula, M. Čandek-Potokar, M. Bavec*

03 Physiological and behavioural responses in piglets submitted to castration: preliminary study
C. Lonardi*, M. Brscic, S. Normando, A. Scollo, A. Stefani, F. Gottardo

04 Changes of some parameters of dairy cows teat during machine milking
M. Stojnović*, D. Alagić

05 Non invasive (CT) investigation of the lung in Bordetella bronchiseptica infected pigs
R. Pósa*, M. Kovács, T. Donkó, I. Repa, T. Magyar

06 Effect of simulated transport vibration on egg hatchability efficiency
Feizollah Shahbazi*, S. Mohamadzadeh, H. Karimian



07 Habitat use and activity of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus L.) in Eastern Croatia
D. Degmečić, R. Gros, T. Florijančić*, S. Ozimec, I. Bošković

08 Influence of Different Levels of Phytase Enzyme on Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) Performance
Nasrollah Vali *

09 Impact of nanosil diets on growth performance in broilers 
Mohammadzadeh S., Changai Kh., Khosravinia H., Karimi H


10 Monitoring of physicochemical changes in frozen fish muscle tissue
František Ježek*, H. Buchtová

11 The effect of the abattoir on beef carcass classification results
Maja Prevolnik*, M. Knap, A. Žabjek, M. Čandek-Potokar

12 The influence of zinc in nutrition on meat quality of young goats
Alena Saláková*, A. Pechová, O. Jokverová, H. Buchtová, Ľ. Mišurová, L. Pavlata

13 Fattening ability, carcass and meat quality of heavy Tsigai lambs
Peter Polak*, J. Tomka, E. Krupa, K. Zaujec, Z. Krupová, M. Oravcová, J. Huba

14 Variation in nitrogen components of sheep milk in Dalmatian hinterland
S. Matutinovic, Kresimir Salajpal,*, S. Kalit

15 The effect of omega-3 fatty acid enrichment on the quality characteristics of a special Hungarian cold-cut (Párizsi)
Judit Belovai*, D. Bánáti, A. Szabó, R. Romvári

16 Effect of Belgian Blue and Piedmontese sires on carcass and meat quality traits of crossbreed heifers
Ilario Bazzoli*, M. Penasa, G. Bittante, M. De Marchi

17 Weight loss in the processing of dry-cured mutton: Effect of age, gender and processing technology
Marina Krvavica*, B. Mioč, M. Konjačić, E. Friganović, A. Ganić, A. Kegalj



18 The effect of myogenic factor 5 polymorphism on the meat quality in Chinese Bos Taurus
J. A. Ujan*, L. S. Zan, H. B. Wang, S. A. Ujan

19 Pedigree analysis of Slovak Pinzgau breed Ondrej KADLEČÍK*, R. Kasarda, I. Pavlík, E. Hazuchová

20 Phenotypic relationships between longevity and udder conformation traits in three Hungarian Holstein-Friesian herds
Szilvia Szögi*, Á. Bokor, I. Holló

21 The T945M single nucleotide polymorphism of the bovine leptin receptor gene in population of Slovak spotted bulls
A. Trakovická, Nina Moravčíková*, M. Miluchová

22 Relationship between production and reproduction traits dairy cows of Slovak spotted breed
Jozef Bujko*, J. Candrák, J. Žitný, C. Hrnčár

23 Estimation of Genetic parameters for milk urea and milk production traits of Latvian Brown cows
Daina Jonkus*, L. Paura

24 Genotype of melatonin receptor MT1 (MTNR1A) and puberty in Mediterranean Italian buffalo
Marta Paludo*, M. C. Mura, S. Luridiana, M. Pazzola, C. Daga, G. M. Vacca, S. Bua, S. Bodano, G. A. Sanna, V. Carcangiu 

25 Polymorphism of caprine SLC11A1 gene and relationships with hygienic characteristics of milk
Gianpiera Piras*, M. Pazzola, F. Balia, E. Pira, M. L. Dettori, V. Carcangiu, G. M. Vacca

26 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Livestock Science: applications and case studies
Enrico Sturaro*, G. Cocca, E. Marchiori, M. Ramanzin

27 Production and behavioural traits of honeybee queens from Croatian breeding program 
Marica Maja Dražić*, J. Filipi, J. Brajković, M. Krušelj, N. Kezić 

28 Analysis of conformation traits in Slovenian Posavje horse
Klemen Potočnik*, M. Mesarič

 29 Crossbreeding Effects of Lori Black Goat × Saanen on the some Growth & Milk Traits in Qom Province
Seyed Mehdi Hosseini Ghomi*, A. Ghazi Khani Shad , M. Kalantar

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