[Jacob-list] JSBA Newsletter - November Edition
Jacobflock at aol.com
Jacobflock at aol.com
Wed Feb 22 23:12:38 EST 2012
Dear Listers - Scotland vet services has reported a fatal case of
lysosomal storage disease in a 7 month old ewe from small flock of 19 sheep. The
mutation is yet to be identified but there is a working hypothesis that it
is the same mutation as was identified in the Jacob flock in England ...
identical to the mutation from Turner 183K .... identical to the 170 sheep
with the G444R mutation identified in US flocks. Next places ??? perhaps
Ireland and stock exported to Europe. As we move into lambing season please
watch for congenital problems and seek help; as they go thru their first
year watch for signs that signal abnormal development... perhaps other
metabolic disorders. Regards - Fred Horak
In a message dated 11/2/2011 6:49:59 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
mudranch at gmail.com writes:
Thank you so much for your article -- I think it has some very interesting
information about the Tay-Sachs and I learned a lot.
I would like to feature this article in the February 2012 JSBA Newsletter
as it will fit the content a lot better. This November newsletter is all
about the AGM and various shows.
I hope you don't mind me holding on to it until February, and again, thank
you so much.
JSBA Newsletter Editor
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 7:26 AM, <_Jacobflock at aol.com_
(mailto:Jacobflock at aol.com) > wrote:
Dear Joan - I have attached a closing article on the Jacob mutation which
might be illuminating to those members interested in the science of Jacob
genetics, discouraging to those looking to bury congenital problems and
fascinating to those who enjoy an honest mystery.
You are encouraged to check with the JSBA before publishing material on
the TSD mutation; (a) the original material alerting to gangliosidosis from
10 years ago was never published, (b) the article in the JSBA newsletter
last year was nearly a year after submission and (c) I am the 'bad news'
messenger and the message, to some breeders, is best 'ignored'. The JSS has
also had a similar response to this threat to the breed.
Regards - Fred Horak
In a message dated 9/26/2011 7:51:42 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
_mudranch at gmail.com_ (mailto:mudranch at gmail.com) writes:
Please remember, and keep in mind, that the deadline for the November
issue of the JSBA's newsletter is October 15. If you have anything to submit,
please make sure and have it to me by then. There are a few of you that I
will be contacting privately for content etc... Beware. ;)
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