suckling beef calf

♦ Health and Disease

♦ Genetic Defect Recording

Genetic Diseases

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♦ Understanding Genetics and the Genetic Disease and Trait Definitions. Below are 3 guides to help you with genetic disease information found on the IDB SNP Chip. The first one is just about understanding genetics. The next two are the same booklet but one is for farmers, and the second is an extended version for Veterinary Clinicians and Researchers – (Click on the links below to view the page)

♦ Genetic Defects – Warning: Pictures in the defects gallery may be a bit disturbing as they are picture of animals with specific defects known in Ireland. This gallery is a work in progress and more diseases will be added as found.


Infectious DiseasesDairy & Beef

Animal Health Ireland (AHI)

Animal Health Ireland Publications

Department of Agriculture, Forests and the Marine (DAFM)

Other animal health Information