Quarter Horses


Quarter Horse Genome Sequenced

February 17, 2012

Researchers recently finished sequencing the genome of an 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare called Sugar.... Read More


AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More


Heritable Equine Skin Disorders

May 11, 2011

Some skin conditions in horses are caused by fungus and bacteria, while others are caused by external factors ... Read More


Neuroaxonal Dystrophy in Quarter Horses: Case Series

January 15, 2011

Neuroaxonal dystrophy is a neurologic disease that affects horses. Researchers believe it might be genetic. ... Read More


What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More


Tying-up in Horses

May 01, 2010

Tying-up, also known as azoturia, set fast, or Monday morning disease, is a common equine muscle disease.... Read More


Radiographic Abnormalities in Young Quarter Horses Common, AAEP 2009

January 29, 2010

A high prevalence of radiographic abnormalities exist in the joints of yearling and 2-year-old Quarter Horses.... Read More


Predicting Colic: Horse Breeds at Higher Risk

September 30, 2009

Researchers have noticed that certain breeds of horses are predisposed to certain types of colic. ... Read More


Coat Color Studies Aid Health Research, Breeding Choices

September 21, 2009

Certain horse coat colors or patterns are associated with health or medical problems.... Read More


Managing Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

August 08, 2007

At the 2006 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, Dr. Sharon Spier spoke about HYPP.... Read More


Muscle Disorders

March 23, 2007

Topics relating to muscle disorders, including diagnostics, covered at the 2006 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Prevalence of PSSM in Quarter Horses

September 14, 2006

Up to 6% of apparently healthy Quarter Horses could have subclinical polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM).... Read More


Fatal Genetic Quarter Horse Disease Identified

June 09, 2004

Glycogen branching enzyme deficiency in Quarter Horses might cause unexplained stillbirths/deaths of foals.... Read More


Agricultural Guidelines for Horse Operations Published

June 03, 2004

Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Rutgers Equine Science Center have published the eagerly awaited "Agricultural Management Practices for Commercial Equine Operations."

Considered to be the first comprehensive set of guidelines in th... Read More


Online Paint Horse Registration Begins

May 10, 2004

Paint horse breeders will come face to face with advanced technology beginning today (May 10), when the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) takes an industry lead and unveils an innovative online horse registration program for its members.... Read More


Feeding HYPP Horses

May 01, 2004

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) horses need careful dietary management to reduce attacks.... Read More


Inherited Quarter Horse Disease Traces To Poco Bueno

February 26, 2004

Poco Bueno was identified as the sire line associated with hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA).... Read More


Overo Lethal White Syndrome Update

November 01, 2001

Researchers have determined the coat patterns associated with overo lethal white syndrome newborn foals... Read More


Michigan's Performance Center

February 01, 1999

The first step toward construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the University's Board of Trustees hired an architect/engineer for the... Read More