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Genetic Codes Explained

New Codes

The following genetic codes may be added as suffixes to animal names. Some codes indicate the animal carries the condition (e.g. *CVC) others indicate that the animal has been tested and is not a carrier of the condition (e.g. *CVF).  

Gene Name Description Gene & Expression Code
BLAD Bovine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (deficiency of a normally ocurring protein needed for white blood cells or leukocytes, which are body's infection figthers) BLC = tested carrier of BLAD                                                       
BLF = tested non-carrier of  BLAD
Mule Foot Mule-Foot (toes of foot are joined, giving animal a single hoof, instead of cloven ones) MFC = tested  carrier of Mule foot
MFF = tested non-carrier of Mule Foot
DUMPS Deficiency of Uridine Monophosphate Synthase (one of many enzymes contributing to normal metabolic processes) DPC = tested carrier of DUMPS
DPF = tested non-carrier of DUMPS
CVM Complex Vertebral Malformation  (causes still-born calves, abortions, and early embryonic losses) CVC = tested carrier of CVM
CVF = tested non-carrier of CVM
Factor X1 Factor X1 (blood clotting disorder) XIC = tested carrier of Factor X1
XIF = tested non-carrier of Factor X1
CIT Citrullinemia (accumulation of ammonia and other toxics in blood in baby calves) CNC = tested carrier of Citrullinemia
CNF = tested non-carrier of Citrullinemia
Brachyspina Brachyspina (causes abortion and stillborn, shortened spinal cord, long legs and abnormal organs) BYC = tested carrier of Brachyspina
BYF = tested non-carrier of Brachyspina
Polled Animals without horns PO = code
POS  = tested true polled (homozygous PP)
POC = tested carrier of polled (heterozygous Pp)
POF = tested free of polled



Coat Colour Carrier Gene Description Gene & Expression Code
Red Red gene RDC = carrier of red gene
RDF = tested non-carrier of red gene
Black/Red Black/Red gene BRC = carrier of black/red gene
Variant Red Variant red gene VRC = carrier of variant red gene
Black Black gene BKC = carrier of black gene

 

 


  OLD CODES


The following genetic codes may be added as suffixes to animal names. Some codes indicate the animal carries the condition (e.g. *CV) others indicate that the animal has been tested and is not a carrier of the condition (e.g. *TV).  

No code means that we have not been notified of the animal's status.
Please do not assume animals without codes do not carry the condition, as this may not be the case.

*BD Bulldog1

*BL Bovine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (BLAD)1
*TL Tested free of BLAD
 

*CV Complex Vertebral Malformation (CVM)1
*TV Tested free of CVM
 

*DF Dwarfism1

*DP Deficiency of Uridine Monophosphate Synthase (DUMPS)1
*TD Tested free of DUMPS
 

*HL Hairless1
*IS Imperfect Skin1

*MF Mule-Foot1
*TM Tested free of Mule-Foot
 

*PC Polled2

*PG Prolonged Gestation1

*PT Pink Tooth (Porphyria)1

*RC Carrier of red hair1
*B/R Black/Red1
*TR Tested free of red hair colour

 

Key

1 Recessive gene carrier
2 Dominant gene carrier



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