GeneSeek offers test for Holstein Cholesterol Deficiency

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 16, 2016 — Following the recent discovery of the Holstein Haplotype for Cholesterol Deficiency (HCD), GeneSeek is now offering a test for confirmation of HCD.

HCD limits a Holstein calf’s ability to produce cholesterol and is generally fatal within months if homozygous (carrying two copies). Current research indicates that animals heterozygous for […]

How pets can make you healthier

When I was younger, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Many of my toys were of the animal variety, and I’ve always cooed over every dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig or any other animal I’ve ever seen. Animals are fantastic, and I love having them around me to pick up my spirits and to make […]