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Title: A review of selected genes with known effects on performance and health of cattle

item Casas, Eduardo
item Kehrli Jr, Marcus

Submitted to: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/28/2016
Publication Date: 12/15/2016
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Citation: Casas, E., Kehrli Jr., M.E. 2016. A review of selected genes with known effects on performance and health of cattle. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 3(113). doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00113.

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Technical Abstract: There are genetic conditions that influence production in dairy and beef cattle. The objective of this review was to describe relevant genetic conditions that have been associated with productivity in cattle. Genes or genomic regions that have been identified as a candidate for the condition will be included, and the genetic basis of the condition will be defined. Genes and genetic conditions included in this review are Bovine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (BLAD), Deficiency of the Uridine Monophosphate Synthase (DUMPS), Bovine Chronic Interstitial Nephritis (BCIN), Horn development, Myostatin, Complex Vertebral malformation, Leptin, Osteopetrosis, Apoptosis Peptide Activating Factor 1, Chondrodysplastic Dwarfism, Caseins, Calpastatin, Umbilical Hernia, Lactoglobulin, Citrullinemia, Cholesterol Deficiency, Prions, Thyroglobulin, Diaglycerol Acyltransferase, Syndactyly, Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Slick Hair, Factor XI Deficiency, and Mu-Calpain. This review is not meant to be comprehensive, and relevant information is provided to ascertain genetic markers associated with the conditions.