How can I get my animal tested for DD or other genetic conditions?

Agrigenomics, GeneSeek, and Zoetis all offer the developmental duplication (DD) test. To order the DD test through ASA, you can do one of the following: contact us by phone at 406-587-4531, email dna@simmgene.com or you can download a DNA kit request form at http://www.simmental.org/site/userimages/forms/DNA%20card%20request%20form_Genetic_Forms.pdf and submit via fax/email/mail to ASA. To send out a DNA…

What is Developmental Duplication (DD)?

Recently the American Angus Association announced the discovery of another genetic condition called developmental duplication (DD). Most affected calves that survive to term are born with multiple limbs or polymelia. Polymelia occurs spontaneously in cattle of a variety of breeds as well as other species including sheep, horses, and humans. Other than an increased occurrence…