DNA Analysis


Reprogen at The University of Sydney has identified the gene that causes chondrodysplasia (”bulldog calves”) in Dexter cattle.

Published reference
Cavanagh JA, Tammen I, Windsor PA, Bateman JF, Savarirayan R, Nicholas FW, Raadsma HW. Bulldog dwarfism in Dexter cattle is caused by mutations in ACAN.
Mamm Genome. 2007 Nov;18(11):808-14. Epub 2007 Oct 22.

Pulmonary Hypoplasia

Professor Jon Beever at the University of Illinois has identified the gene that causes Pulmonary Hypoplasia in Dexter cattle. Professor Beever has provided testing information to Reprogen. .

Published reference
PA Windsor, JAL Cavanagh and I Tammen. Hydrops foetalis associated with pulmonary aplasia or hypoplasia in Dexter calves. Australian Veterinary Journal. 2006 84(8):278-81