Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca
Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA) is a lethal disorder linked to a genetic condition caused by a recessive mutation. PHA-affected calves are born dead with underdeveloped lungs (Pulmonary Hypoplasia) and swelling caused by excessive fluid retention (Anasarca).
Zoetis Genetics is now offering a diagnostic test for the genetic condition PHA. The gene mutation responsible for PHA has been identified and a diagnostic test has been developed by Dr. Jon Beever at the University of Illinois. Zoetis Genetics has licensed the test and Dr. Beever has validated its results.