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- Gonçalves, Maiara Aline, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Small ruminant research 2018 v.160 pp. 1-4
- Texel; blindness; blood sampling; congenital abnormalities; ewes; eyelids; farms; flocks; genes; herds; heterozygosity; homozygosity; lambs; necropsy; parents; rams; single nucleotide polymorphism; walking; Brazil
- ... On a farm in southern Brazil, four lambs in a flock of 300 Texel sheep were born with bilateral blindness. They revealed bilateral occlusion of the eyelids and were unresponsive to external visual stimuli and were disoriented when walking. A post-mortem examination revealed bilateral occlusion of the eyelids and, microscopically, total or partial absence of the lens was observed. Blood samples fro ...