BLAD


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BLAD

bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency.
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Smokler estimates that BLAD cost him $100,000 in losses, because he had to remove affected animals from his breeding herd.
And the cows that tested positive - all but five - couldn't be used in embryo transfer breeding because of the risk of passing BLAD on to offspring.
They determined that BLAD was caused by a genetic defect - that calves born with two copies of the recessive gene were, in effect, programmed at birth to die - on average, within 7 months - from pneumonia, diarrhea, or other common ailments.