Cattle genetics

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Article reads: While beef producers, veterinarians and researchers have worked diligently to protect animal health, most of the focus has been on management factors such as using vaccines, minimizing stress, optimizing nutrition and reducing exposure to pathogens. All those approaches help, but the potential for adding genetic selection to the animal-health toolbox could bring further improvements. And advancements in genomics, linking DNA markers to specific traits related to disease resistance, can make it possible.

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