R318 Hypotrichosis (HY)

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Breed:  Hereford
Sample material:  Blood EDTA, Blood Heparin, Hair, Semen, Tissue


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Congenital Hypotrichosis (HY) is a disorder causing reduced hair growth. A variant of the disease specific to the Hereford cattle breed is caused by a recessive mutation to the gene KRT71.


Chromosome: 5

Gene: KRT71

Mode of Inheritance: Autosomal Dominant

Also known as: HY

Organ: Integumentary system

Sub-organ: Multiple


Year published: 2010

Clinical Features

Affected calves may be born hairless. They soon develop an unusually short and fine coat, which may be woolly or curly. The tail switch can be underdeveloped. This variant of the disorder is not associated with other health problems.


Omia: 2114

Pubmed: 34356054