Recent News for Genetic Problems


Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More


Predicting Atypical Myopathy Survival

June 03, 2015

Specific bloodwork showed differences between horses with atypical myopathy that survived and those that died.... Read More


Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More


The Equine DNA Roadmap

May 05, 2015

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease.... Read More


How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More


Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More


Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

January 02, 2015

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA.... Read More


How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More


HERDA's Impact on Tendons, Blood Vessels Studied

May 21, 2014

Researchers examined whether HERDA could affect tissues with high Type 1 collagen levels, such as tendons.... Read More


Could a Supplement Ease the Effects of Tying Up?

March 23, 2014

Researchers tested a supplement aimed at alleviating tying-up episodes and muscle damage.... Read More

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More


Box Elder Tree Seeds Linked to Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

August 09, 2013

Researchers weed out the causes of deadly seasonal pasture myopathy and atypical myopathy in horses.... Read More


Equine Immunodeficiencies Reviewed

August 05, 2013

Equine mmunodeficiencies can be challenging to diagnose, and even more difficult--or impossible--to manage.... Read More


Old School Tying Up Treatment

May 14, 2013

Why have vitamin E/selenium injections prior to whatever led to tying-up in the past been abandoned?... Read More


Equine Coat Color Genetics 101

April 05, 2013

What's behind a horse's coat color? The answer lies in coat color genetics.... Read More


Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Not Just Tying-Up Anymore

February 12, 2013

Researchers have worked tirelessly to better understand the disorder, its causes, and how to best manage it.... Read More


Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More


Caring for the Blind Horse

November 01, 2012

Most horses adapt well to vision loss but still require special management in a safe environment.... Read More


Valberg to be Inducted into Equine Research Hall of Fame

September 16, 2012

Valberg will be the first woman inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame.... Read More


Identifying and Managing Acute Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

July 25, 2012

Understanding equine acute rhabdomyolysis can help ensure affected horses receive appropriate veterinary care.... Read More


Managing Equine Genetic Disorders with Nutrition

June 06, 2012

Managing diet can help alleviate signs of some equine genetic disorders, such as PSSM and HYPP.... Read More


Exertional Muscle Disorders Topic of 2012 Milne Lecture

June 05, 2012

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, is the first female to deliver the Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture.... Read More


Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... 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


Neonatal Isoerythrolysis in Foals

February 01, 2012

Prevention is key to avoiding neonatal isoerythrolysis, or destruction of a newborn foal's red blood cells.... Read More