Hydrops Pregnancy

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Hydrops Pregnancies in Simmentals

Seeking reports of active cases

The Nebraska Bovine Congenital Defects program recently recognized an increased number of reports of hydrops pregnancies in a line of Simmental cows. Hydrops is expressed by females developing markedly enlarged abdomens in late pregnancy due to a dramatic excess fluid in the fetal membranes. At present, these cases point to a genetic link but the pattern of inheritance and percent of affected offspring is unknown. Reports involve daughters and granddaughters of the bull WS All Aboard B80, ASA #2852207.  

For the most up-to-date information, please see the “Further Information” link below. To join the May 8th webinar discussing what is currently known with the UNL and ASA team, please use the “Hydrops Webinar” link below. Finally, if you have a potential case to report, please use the “Report Case” link below to provide us with your contact information and a team member will get back to you soon.



Watch the Recorded Webinar:  Recent Increased Reports of Hydrops Pregnancies

If you have questions or would like to learn more about this recent development, please join us for an informational webinar on May 8 at 6:00 PM MST. Drs. David Steffan and Jessica Peterson from the Nebraska Bovine Congenital Defects program and the ASA staff will discuss what the research team has seen to date with Hydrops pregnancies, the current hypothesis for an inheritance, and the next steps toward finding solutions.

Watch the Hydrops Recorded Webinar    


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