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BACKGROUND The newly assembled Bos taurus genome sequence enables the linkage of bovine milk and lactation data with other mammalian genomes. RESULTS Using publicly available milk proteome data and mammary expressed sequence tags, 197 milk protein genes and over 6,000 mammary genes were identified in the bovine genome. Intersection of these genes with 238… (More)
This study investigated whether the prenatal maternal environment in dairy cattle influences the postnatal milking performance of the resulting daughters and grand-daughters. Linear mixed models were used to analyse whole season milk production from ∼ 46,000 Jersey and ∼ 123,000 Holstein Friesian cows in their 1st and 2nd lactations. Variation in the… (More)
Copper deficiency has been associated with a clinical syndrome, myeloneuropathy. and radiographic changes resembling B12 deficiency in the cervical spinal cord. We report two cases of copper deficiency myeloneuropathy, with cervical MR imaging findings resembling B12 deficiency, which showed partial clinical improvement with treatment.