TESTING IDENTIFIES CARRIERS
Use genomics to help eradicate Brachyspina.
- Calves born with Brachyspina can have severely reduced body weight, a shortened spine, long and thin limbs, a deformed lower jaw and a visible hump between the shoulder blades.
- Brachyspina is a genetic condition caused by a recessive gene mutation. This means an animal must receive a copy from each parent to be affected. Animals receiving one copy are considered “carriers” and can pass it on to their offspring. Animals with no copies are “free” of passing on an unwanted recessive gene.
Test for Brachyspina when you order CLARIFIDE®. Get critical genetic information to:
- Identify and manage carriers of Brachyspina—at Zoetis we test carriers twice to be sure
- Make smarter breeding decisions with this genetic condition information used within a mating program
- Help eliminate Brachyspina from the herd over time
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