Recent News for Genetic Problems

Article

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

The Budweiser Clydesdales, which number 170, require custom care.

Article

Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

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

Article

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

Article

Equine Immunodeficiencies Reviewed

August 05, 2013

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Genetic Testing Options Expanded for APHA Horses in 2012

January 01, 2012

Testing options include a comprehensive coat color package and a comprehensive disease diagnostic package.... Read More

Article

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

Article

Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

June 15, 2011

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through ... Read More

Article

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

Article

What's New in the NICU?

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions to..... Read More

Article

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

Article

HERDA: Preventing The Heartbreak

December 08, 2010

Part 3: Robin Davison "did everything right" when she bought her registered Paint mare Quality Sensation (aka Penelope), including scheduling a prepurchase exam. Penelope's HERDA was undiagnosed then, but Davison says in hindsight there were signs ... Read More

Article

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

Article

HERDA: A Daily Struggle

November 18, 2010

Horses afflicted with the skin disease hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA, also called hyperelastosis cutis or HC) can develop external lesions from a variety of environmental factors. This includes everything from sunlight to co... Read More