Waterbelly – Blocked bowel – No back passage (Atresia), a silent killer of new born calves
Image of a cows digestive tract. Atresia can occur anywhere from the oesophaugs to the anus

Waterbelly – Blocked bowel – No back passage (Atresia), a silent killer of new born calves

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Atresia is a genetic defect found in many mammals. Calves with a blocked bowel either have no anal opening (no back passage – atresia ani) or have a part of their guts blocked (atresia jejuni, atresia coli). (more…)

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2016 Targeted Defects
An example of a normal sized (left) and dwarf (right) Hereford calf at The University of California, Davis

2016 Targeted Defects

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Image of a calf with cleft lip/nostril
Image of a calf with cleft lip/nostril

It’s that time of year again; calving is beginning or has begun on many farms around Ireland. Two years ago we introduced defect recording online to all farmers (more…)

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Top 200 Herds Revealed

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The Top 200 herds for EBI have been revealed. This run has seen no major changes at the top with the top 5 herds remaining the same as the previous run. (more…)

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