OMIA:001107-9913 : Hymen, imperforate in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

In other species: horse

Categories: Reproductive system phene

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 237100 (trait)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Also known as persistent hymen

Species-specific name: White heifer disease

Genetic engineering: Unknown
Have human generated variants been created, e.g. through genetic engineering and gene editing

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:001107-9913: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2008 Moriyama, C., Kobayashi, I., Tani, M., Oishi, T., Kajisa, M., Horii, Y., Kamimura, S. :
Case of pregnancy in two cows with unicorn horn of the uterus either by artificial insemination at ipsilateral or embryo transfer at contralateral corpus luteum in the ovary. Reprod Domest Anim 43:382-384, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18179630. DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2007.00933.x.
1996 Charlier, C., Denys, B., Belanche, J.I., Coppieters, W., Grobet, L., Mni, M., Womack, J., Hanset, R., Georges, M. :
Microsatellite mapping of the bovine roan locus - a major determinant of white heifer disease Mammalian Genome 7:138-142, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8835531.
1994 Dekruif, A. :
Diagnosis of White Heifer Disease Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 63:205, 1994.
1990 Mijten, P., Dekruif, A. :
White Heifer Disease As a Cause of Herd Subfertility Tijdschrift Voor Diergeneeskunde 115:736-738, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2396246.
1973 Bennett, R.C., Olds, D., Deaton, O.W., Thrift, F.A. :
Nature of white heifer disease (partial genital aplasia) and its mode of inheritance. Am J Vet Res 34:13-9, 1973. Pubmed reference: 4683971.
1967 Kohli, I.S. :
A case of atresia cervicalis (white heifer disease) in a Rathi heifer. Indian Vet J 44:869-71, 1967. Pubmed reference: 5626566.
1965 Ginther, O.J. :
Segmental aplasia of the Mullerian ducts (white heifer disease) in a white Shorthorn heifer Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 146:133-137, 1965. Pubmed reference: 14231096.
1952 Rendel, J.M. :
White heifer disease in a herd of dairy shorthorns Journal of Genetics 51:89-94, 1952. DOI: 10.1007/BF02986707.
1946 Spriggs, D.N. :
White heifer disease. Vet Rec 58:405; passim, 1946. Pubmed reference: 20274663.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
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