Relationship of bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency with genetic merit for performance traits.

@article{Powell1996RelationshipOB,
  title={Relationship of bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency with genetic merit for performance traits.},
  author={Richard L. Powell and H. Duane Norman and Catherine M Cowan},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1996},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={895-9}
}
Examination of the existence of pleiotropy or linkage of bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency with other traits and of the impact of removal of the recessive, undesirable allele on genetic progress for those traits has been limited. Frequency of carriers among 6400 Holstein bulls tested was 8.2%; however, reporting was incomplete, and, therefore, the estimate of carrier frequency was biased downward. For AI-sampled bulls, carrier frequency reached a high of 23% for bulls sampled during 1989 but… CONTINUE READING