Why Genomics Matter
This article by Dr. Kent Weigel and Dr. Bennet Cassell explains what genomics are and how they are being utilized in the dairy industry to improve overall productivity and profitability of the cow herd. Click here to view the article.
Parentage- based DNA traceback in beef and dairy cattle
This extensive presentation by Dr. Mike Heaton of the USDA Meat Animal Research Center explains the importance of animal ID and traceability in both beef and dairy cattle with the use of DNA. This presentation does an excellent job describing the basics of DNA and its implementation in the future of the livestock industry. Click here to view the presentation.
BVDV Diagnosis and Control
Dr. Enoch Bergman of Swans Veterinary Services discusses the ease and implementation of the TEGO Bovine Blood Collection kit for the screening of BVDV through this article which was published in the December 2010 Australian Wagyu Association Update newsletter. Click here to view the article.
Pregnancy Testing Resources
Blood collected on the TEGO Bovine Blood Collection Kit or on the TEGO Card can be used to detect pregnancy in cattle. Testing is performed by Biogenetics http://www.biogeneticservices.com/elisa-pregnancy.htm.
DNA Testing Sheep
Already today, two disorders and diseases that in the past two decades have been detrimental to the sheep industry are now being controlled and even eliminated thanks to DNA testing. These disorders are Scrapie and Spider Syndrome. Read this resource to learn more about DNA testing sheep.
Scrapie Fact Sheet by APHIS
This fact sheet is an excellent resource provided by the USDA to describe scrapie, its history, clinical signs, and eradication programs set forth to eliminate this disease from the sheep industry. Click here to view the fact sheet.
Oral Fluid Samples for Surveillance of Commerical Growing Pigs for PRRS and PCV2
This resource comes from the April & May 2008 issue of the Journal of Swine Health and Production. It describes the validation work conducted on the use of swine oral fluids for the detection of PRRS and PCV2 virus in commercial swine populations. Click here to view the resource.
Experimental and Field Trial of TEGO Animal Blood Collection Kit for PRRS Testing
Read this paper to understand the early TEGO Swine Blood Collection Kit verification testing work.
Blood Sample Collection using TEGO Animal Blood Collection Kit
This brief article was presented at the 2010 American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting and summarizes the results of Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory's research and field trials with the TEGO Swine Blood Collection Kit for the detection of PRRS and PCV2. Click here to view the article.
Genetics PowerPoint for Swine, Cattle, and Sheep
This presentation by Ryan Harrell is an excellent resource describing the basics of genetic testing swine, cattle, and sheep. Click here to view the presentation.