Genetics

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Science in the Mix: 'Pedigree Is Genetics'

September 09, 2011

The combination of genomics and pedigree theory hasn't come close to reaching its potential, speakers agreed.... Read More

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Genetics and Pedigree Go Head to Head

September 08, 2011

The first day of the Thoroughbred Genetics, Pedigree, and Performance Conference provided informative sessions... Read More

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Congenital Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals

August 27, 2011

University of Kentucky researchers examine the genetics of congenital flexural limb deformities in foals.... Read More

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Gluck Faculty to Speak at Thoroughbred Genetics Conference

August 20, 2011

Gluck faculty members will speak at the 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference.... Read More

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Myostatin Gene in Thoroughbreds: Further Research Completed

August 19, 2011

Researchers are working to understand the link between the myostatin gene and Thoroughbreds' racing potential.... Read More

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Mongolian Horse Genome Sequenced

August 13, 2011

Researchers from Inner Mongolia Agricultural University and BGI have sequenced the Mongolian horse genome.... Read More

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UC Davis to Partner with APHA for Genetic Testing

July 25, 2011

The APHA has introduced the University of California, Davis, as its official genetic testing provider. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Genetics Conference Scheduled for Sept. 7-8

July 18, 2011

The 2011 Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference will be held Sept. 7-8 in Lexington, Ky.,... Read More

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Cerebellar Abiotrophy: Not Just for Arabians?

May 10, 2011

Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) might be able to jump the "breed barrier" and affect other types of horses.... Read More

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Thoroughbred "Performance Genes" Further Examined in Study

April 28, 2011

The genetics behind the athletic performance of Thoroughbred racehorses has been a popular area of research in the past few years. A large-scale study was carried out recently in Japan, the results of which corroborate those of previous studies:... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Reproduction Advances

March 17, 2011

The many recent advances in horse reproduction were discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Nature vs. Nurture and Horse Health (AAEP 2010)

February 17, 2011

The phrase "nature vs. nurture" is usually used to refer to the debate over which has a greater impact on a person's personality and preferences--genetics or environment/rearing. But for this article, we'll use it in the context of fetal programming,... Read More

Embryos of the cloned mules from the University of Idaho

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A Chip Off the Old Block: Equine Cloning

February 01, 2011

In this article we'll explore how horses are cloned, why this process is becoming increasingly popular, how closely cloned offspring resemble the original animals, and potential perils and pitfalls.... Read More

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Animal Genetics Testing Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary

January 28, 2011

This year the University of Kentucky's Animal Genetics Testing & Research Laboratory (AGTRL) will celebrate 25 years of offering a variety of genetic testing services to horse owners and breed registries. Established in 1986 and formerly known as the... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra's First Breeding: One for the History Books

January 02, 2011

Amidst all the hoopla surrounding Zenyatta's retirement and the speculation regarding the identity of her first mate, last year's Horse of the Year has been all but forgotten. Yet Rachel Alexandra also occupies a unique place in racing history, and ... Read More

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XY Sex Reversal in Horses: The Genes Behind the Switch

December 27, 2010

Veterinary researchers have taken a leap forward in explaining XY sex reversal, the most common equine sex chromosome abnormality. A team of scientists from the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center and the College of Veterinary... Read More

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Genetic Mutation Caused Nonhereditary White Coat Color Pattern

December 26, 2010

Researchers recently discovered a new genetic mutation in a Thoroughbred foal that was born with large portions of nonpigmented skin. Whether another horse with the the same rare mutation will be born is unknown, but the discovery has fueled ... Read More

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Tying-Up in Thoroughbreds: Narrowing the Genetic Search

December 24, 2010

Researchers suspect tying-up in horses is a heritable condition; however, they have yet to determine the gene--or genes--responsible. But a team of Japanese researchers recently moved the investigation forward with a groundbreaking study of affected ... Read More

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Navicular Disease: Researchers Identify Potential Genes Involved

December 22, 2010

A team of German researchers might have pinpointed the genes responsible in part for the development of navicular disease as the result of a study of Hanoverian Warmbloods. ... Read More

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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

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Specific Gene Thought to Determine Athletic Ability

November 27, 2010

Two separate research teams have identified the myostatin gene as a crucial indicator of athletic ability in a Thoroughbred's genetic makeup and are continuing to study the potential of this marker for race distance selection.... Read More

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Genetic Research is a New Tool in Breeding

October 13, 2010

The quest to breed a better horse has led Thoroughbred breeders to try many unorthodox theories and systems, all with mixed results. To date, the success (or lack thereof) of most of these tools has been anecdotal, with no way to qua... Read More

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A Gene for Speed?

October 09, 2010

What makes a winner? Just about every breeder and owner has asked and debated this question. Certainly genetics must play a role, or why else breed a winning stallion or mare? But is there a gene for speed? This was the question asked of the ... Read More

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Lavender Foal Syndrome Test Offered by Cornell University

September 14, 2010

his year has been an exciting one for Arabian horse owners. Not only has the genetic mutation for lavender foal syndrome (LFS) been determined, a test that can identify affected foals and horses that carry the gene for the disease has been developed.... Read More