R870 Brachyspina

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


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Brachyspina, or shortened spine, is a rare genetic defect found Holstein dairy cattle. This disorder has contributed to the decrease in the fertility of Holstein cattle over the past few decades.

The disorder is caused by a recessive mutation to the gene FANCI.


Chromosome: 21


Mode of Inheritance: Autosomal Recessive

Also known as: HH0

Organ: Nervous system

Sub-organ: Multiple


Year published: 2012

Clinical Features

Affected cattle are show reduced body weight, growth retardation, shortening of the spine and abnormal limbs. Calves develop uneven alignment of the upper and lower teeth, and inner organs (especially the heart, kidneys and gonads) are also affected.


Omia: 151

Pubmed: 22952632