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Inherited progressive spinal myelinopathy in Murray Grey cattle

Edwards, J.R., Richards, R.B. and Carrick, M.J. (1988) Inherited progressive spinal myelinopathy in Murray Grey cattle. Australian Veterinary Journal, 65 (4). pp. 108-109.

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In a breeding experiment conducted to determine the mode of inheritance of progressive spinal myelinopathy, semen from a Murray Grey bull which had previously sired affected calves was used to inseminate 120 cows. Female progeny were then inseminated with semen from the same bull. Of the 51 calves born, six (11.8%) had spinal cord lesions consistent with progressive spinal myelinopathy.

From analysis of pedigrees and the results of the breeding experiment it was concluded that the condition was inherited as an autosomal recessive condition in Murray Grey cattle.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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