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Tibial Hemimelia (TH) is a disorder linked to a genetic condition that follows a simple autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. Affected animals possess two copies of the defective allele and are born with severe deformities including twisted rear legs with fused joints, large abdominal hernias and/or skull deformities. Should calves survive the birthing process, they cannot stand to nurse.
Zoetis Genetics is now offering a diagnostic test for the genetic condition TH. The gene mutation responsible for TH has been identified and a diagnostic test has been developed and validated in collaboration with Dr. Jon Beever at the University of Illinois.