Albinism in US Charolais cattle

Abstract

Complete albinism occurred in 7 calves in two purebred Charolais herds. One calf exhibited nystagmus, opisthotonus and solar dermatitis. All calves had photophobia, acting blind in bright daylight. Two calves were necropsied. Irides, retina, skin and hooves contained scanty amounts or no pigment. Ganglionic layer of retina had a paucity of neurons… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-13-3-213

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