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MANAGE AM–TEST YOUR HERD

Protect your seedstock investment.

Arthrogryposis Multiplex

Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), known in the U.S. as “Curly Calf Syndrome,” is a lethal genetic disorder that results in stillborn calves with bent and twisted spines.

AM is a genetic disorder that has been identified in certain Angus or Angus crossbred cattle. It occurs when a small segment of DNA containing an essential gene is missing. This prevents the calf from getting critical protein for normal development in utero, and the calf is born with this lethal genetic defect.

Zoetis offers a diagnostic test for the genetic condition AM. The gene mutation responsible for AM has been identified and a diagnostic test has been developed by Dr. Jon Beever at the University of Illinois. Zoetis has licensed the test and Dr. Beever has validated its results.


Test for AM with added confidence.

  • Confirm AM-carriers or AM-free animals—at Zoetis we test carriers twice for added assurance that they are accurately determined
  • Help eliminate affected animals and minimize impacts from the recessive gene over time
  • Customers are advised to check with their respective breed association for recognized laboratory service providers, testing policies and procedures

Resource Center

Click here to view more materials available in the Zoetis Genetics resource center.

Ordering

Please follow these instructions and guidelines to place your order with us.

FIRST TIME CUSTOMER?

New to Zoetis Genetics? Please give us a call at 877-233-3362 so we can walk you through available options.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

Please contact our customer service team at 877-233-3362 or genetics.us@zoetis.com to verify our laboratories are approved to conduct DNA tests within your respective country.

DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM

Download the Microsoft Excel® Beef Order Form to place your order through Zoetis.

Black Angus

If your cattle are registered or recorded with the American Angus Association, click here to place your order online through AGI.

Red Angus

If your cattle are registered or recorded with the Red Angus Association of America, click here to download the Red Angus Order Form and price list.

COLLECTING DNA

Order DNA Collectors

Watch Sample Collection Videos

Collecting a high-quality sample is the first step to receiving accurate genomic results. Find out more here.

FAQs

Find answers to common questions about the Zoetis Genetics ordering process here. If you’re still having trouble, please contact us at 877-233- 3362 and we’ll be glad to help.

SEND FORM AND SAMPLES

Mail your order and testing kit samples to:

Zoetis Genetics
333 Portage Street, Building 300
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-9970

Please email completed form to:

genetics.us@zoetis.com

Customers are advised to check with their respective breed association for recognized laboratory service providers, testing policies and procedures.