Genetic Factors: Alopecia Anemia in cattle
Steffen DJ, Leipold HW, Gibb J, Smith JE., Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan.
A new syndrome of anemia, alopecia, and dyskeratosis was identified in Polled Hereford calves in this study. Cutaneous changes included hyperkeratosis and hair loss around the muzzle and ear margins, which progressed to a generalized alopecia and hyperkeratotic dermatitis. Histologically, orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis with dyskeratosis of epidermal and follicular keratinocytes was present.