The potential for new genetic conditions to develop always exists and so it is important that breeders are vigilant about any abnormalities they see.
In the event that a breeder notices something abnormal that cannot be explained by a prior understanding of the genetics of the animal, the environmental conditions in which the animal was bred, or non-genetic causes, they are encouraged to notify Angus Australia.
If appropriate, Angus Australia may request the provision of good quality photos of the abnormality, along with a DNA sample for the affected animal and its potential parents.
Whilst the single occurrence of an abnormality doesn’t mean a genetic condition is involved, by notify Angus Australia of its occurrence, the information can be pooled with any existing information, and if the same abnormality is reported multiple times, Angus Australia can then initiate an investigation.
Angus Australia acknowledges the funds provided by the Australian Government through the Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC).
This resource was created as a result of a collaboration between Angus Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC) (Project P.PSH.1063).