Inherited syndactyly in a Simmental suckler herd: a case report

Jeckel, S J and Simkins, K and Nevel, M (2008) Inherited syndactyly in a Simmental suckler herd: a case report. Livestock, 13 (4). pp. 42-44.

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Abstract

This article describes the investigation of 6 cases of syndactyly in Simmental calves on the same farm in the UK [date not given]. All affected calves were healthy for the first 10 weeks of life but subsequently deteriorated and were euthanized. Genetic analyses of the 2 bulls used in the farm showed that both were likely heterozygous carriers of the syndactyly gene, indicating the genetic origin of the disease.