Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain & Ireland Provides Details on Curly Calf Syndrome

Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain & Ireland Provides Details on Curly Calf Syndrome

Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain & Ireland wish to inform its breeders and members that there has been a Genetic recessive discovered in the International Ayrshire population. The recessive has been identified as Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), or commonly referred to as Curly Calf Syndrome.

The original source of this genetic defect in the Ayrshire population is Peterslund (AYSWEM91213), who was born in 1997.

The Society will be working over the coming weeks with other relevant bodies to identify the carriers in the UK herd book and advice breeders and members the best way forward. When more data becomes available, we will of course notify everyone as soon as possible. We will be providing a list of all bulls that have been tested as soon as we can and sorting a testing program for UK breeders
that are affected.

If you have any questions, please contact our Breed Manager Alan Timbrell.

Provided by Steve Bailey
President of the Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain & Ireland

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