HERITABLE BIRTH DEFECTS IN CATTLE

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Inherited congenital anomalies are probably present in all breeds of cattle and propagated as a result of specific trait selection. In some breeds, the occurrence of inherited anomalies has become frequent, and economically important. Veterinarians, animal scientists, and cattle breeders should be aware of inherited defects, and be prepared to investigate and report animalsexhibiting abnormal phenotypes. This review will describe the morphologic characteristics,
mode of inheritance, breeding lines affected, and the availability of testing for selected (newly described) heritable bovine fetal abnormalities. 

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(PDF) Whitlock, BK. Heritable Birth Defects of Cattle. Applied Reproductive Strategies Conference Proceedings Nashville, TN. 2010. Pp.146-153. 

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