Commercial test now available for mandibulofacial dysostosis in cattle

American Hereford Association
Farm Forum

The American Hereford Association recently announced that Neogen has developed a commercial test for mandibulofacial dysostosis and is ready to test all animals recorded in the AHA database.

Members must contact AHA customer service either by phone or email to request an official MD test. Consequently, you cannot request an MD test on MyHerd.

There are two pricing structures available for this test. If you request a test for MD on a DNA sample already at the lab or request an MD-only test on a new sample, the cost is $20. To test for MD on a new sample in combination with our basic test (genomic profile, parentage and all other AHA abnormalities) the charge is $13 plus the $42 basic test fee, making the MD plus basic combination package $55.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will no longer test samples for MD now that Neogen has a commercial test available.