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TEST AND MANAGE IE TODAY

Identify IE carriers through genetic testing.

Idiopathic Epilepsy

Idiopathic Epilepsy (IE) is a lethal disorder that has been documented in isolated lines of Hereford cattle. It is linked to a fatal genetic condition and causes calves to experience seizures, which can occur from birth up to several months of age. The abnormality has a simple recessive mode of inheritance, whereby only animals with two copies of the defective allele show symptoms.

Carrier animals and those that are free of the abnormal allele are indistinguishable, except through DNA testing or a time-consuming and expensive progeny test.

Zoetis offers a diagnostic test for the genetic condition IE. The gene mutation responsible for IE 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 Idiopathic Epilepsy with added confidence.

  • Determine IE-carriers and IE-free animals—at Zoetis we test carriers twice for added assurance of reported genotypes
  • Reduce the frequency of IE carriers and the associated liability of propagating this disorder
  • 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.