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Table 1 Comparison of loglikelihoods for the linear and cubic reaction norm models for analysis of average daily gain (ADG) and treatment rate (TRT) in the challenge nursery (cNur), finisher (Fin) and across the nursery and finisher (All) for six challenge loads based on clinical disease traits or growth rate

From: Genetic analysis of disease resilience of wean-to-finish pigs under a natural disease challenge model using reaction norms

Trait Loglikelihood using clinical disease traits Loglikelihood using growth rate
NurCLc FinCLc CLc NurCLg FinCLg CLg
Linear RN
 cNurADG 4718.26 4727.34 4725.71 4715.68 4744.44 4736.78
 FinADG 3844.07 3802.61 3797.06 3815.21 NA 3806.87
 cNurTRT − 1802.20 − 1753.47 − 1761.52 NA − 1797.27 − 1792.54
 AllTRT − 2166.53 − 2147.13 − 2149.99 − 2169.70 − 2150.46 − 2146.40
Cubic RN
 cNurADG 4720.07 4728.97 4730.27 4719.09 4745.39 4737.24
 FinADG 3844.07 3802.84 3800.26 3820.95 3817.12 3815.47
 cNurTRT − 1802.20 − 1752.64 − 1758.89 − 1797.79 − 1797.27 − 1792.54
 AllTRT − 2166.53 − 2143.02 − 2143.89 − 2169.70 − 2150.46 − 2146.40
  1. All six CL were fitted as fixed effects in the linear and cubic reaction norm model, but only one CL was fitted for the random genetic reaction norm. cNurADG: growth rate in the challenge nursery; FinADG: growth rate in the finisher; cNurTRT: medical treatment rate in the challenge nursery; AllTRT: medical treatment rate across the challenge nursery and finisher; NurCLc: challenge load derived from the clinical disease traits in the challenge nursery; FinCLc: challenge load derived from the clinical disease traits in early finisher; CLc: weighted challenge load of NurCLc and FinCLc; NurCLg: challenge load derived from the growth rate in the challenge nursery; FinCLg: challenge load derived from the growth rate in early finisher; CLg: weighted challenge load of NurCLg and FinCLg; figures in italic characters indicate the greatest loglikelihood for that trait