Hereditary osteopetrosis in aberdeen-angus calves. II. — Genetical aspects


A premature stillborn purebred Aberdeen-Angus calf with a short lower jaw and protruding tongue was the first of 23 such calves born in three herds during the i96o’s. Detailed pathologic examination revealed osteopetrosis, a disturbed relationship between bone formation and resorption (LEIPOLD et al., I97I ). A similar pathologic condition was described in 2 other herds of the same breed (T HOMPSON ,i966 ; LE Iror,n et al., i97 o). To be presented here is the evidence pertinent to the inheritance of bovine osteopetrosis.

DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-3-4-419

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@inproceedings{Huston1971HereditaryOI, title={Hereditary osteopetrosis in aberdeen-angus calves. II. — Genetical aspects}, author={Kellen Huston and H. W. Leipold}, booktitle={Annales de g{\'e}n{\'e}tique et de s{\'e}lection animale}, year={1971} }