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Holsteins are the most numerous dairy cattle breed in North America and the breed has undergone intensive selection for improving milk production and conformation. Theoretically, this intensive selection could lead to a reduction of the effective population size and reduced genetic diversity. The...

Author(s)
Yue, X. P.; Dechow, C.; Liu, W. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2015, 98, 4, pp 2738-2745
Abstract

In dairy cattle, 4 important recessive hereditary diseases exist: complex vertebral malformation (CVM), bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (BLAD), citrullinemia (CTLN), and deficiency of uridine monophosphate synthase (DUMPS). Holstein Associations in developed countries have established...

Author(s)
Sun, D. X.; Fan, X. H.; Xie, Y.; Chu, Q.; Sun, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, S. L.; Gong, W. J.; Chen, S. H.; Li, Y. H.; Shi, W. H.; Zhang, Y.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2011, 94, 11, pp 5695-5698