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EFFICIENTLY IDENTIFY CA

Monitor CA: Test today.

Contractural Arachnodactyly

Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA), also known as Fawn Calf Syndrome, is a non-lethal disorder linked to a genetic condition caused by a recessive mutation that affects Angus and Angus-influenced cattle. Without genomic or progeny testing, carrier animals are indistinguishable from animals that are free of the condition.

While CA-affected calves are born alive and most can walk, suckle and survive, their upper limb joints (particularly hip, stifle and hock) have a reduced range of motion. Affected calves appear normal by four to six months of age, but most perform poorly and are relatively tall and slender with compromised feet and leg conformation.


Test for CA with added confidence.

  • CA carriers are indistinguishable from CA free animals, so animals born with carriers in their pedigree need to be tested in order to know their genotype—at Zoetis we test carriers twice for added assurance that they are accurately identified
  • Help eliminate affected animals and reduce the frequency of 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.