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Thrombopathia in Fleckvieh (TP)

Thrombopathy in Fleckvieh (TP)

 

General

Close collaboration of scientists from Germany (TUM, LMU, LfL) and Austria (ZuchtData) enabled the identification of two new recessive disorders in Fleckvieh cattle. Indirect haplotype tests as well as direct gene tests have been developed for both disorders. By now, all genotyped Fleckvieh bulls are routinely tested for dwarfism, stunted growth, thrombopathia and the zinc-deficiency-like syndrome. This ensures the avoidance of risk matings while maintaining genetic diversity and genetic gain.