Hot topic: association of telomere length with age, herd, and culling in lactating Holsteins.

@article{Brown2012HotTA,
  title={Hot topic: association of telomere length with age, herd, and culling in lactating Holsteins.},
  author={D E Brown and Chad D Dechow and Wenjuan Liu and Kevin J Harvatine and Troy L. Ott},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={6384-7}
}
Telomere length variation may provide a quantitative measure of the effects of dairy management and selection practices on animal stress and welfare. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between telomere length in Holstein cattle with age, herd, and survival. A multiplex quantitative PCR (qPCR) procedure was utilized to estimate telomere length for 201 Holstein cows from 10 herds following DNA extraction from blood. Primers were designed to amplify a 79-bp telomere… CONTINUE READING