Genetics

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Researchers Identify Ancestral Mother of Modern Horses

February 06, 2012

"Equine Eve," the ancestral mother of all modern horses, probably lived about 140,000 years ago.... Read More

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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

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Researcher Receives Grant to Study 'Tiger Eye' in Paso Finos

January 29, 2012

A favorable trait, the "tiger eye" iris color is a yellow-orange shade believed to be unique to Paso Finos.... Read More

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Genetics: What Does it All Mean?

January 12, 2012

Researchers are making great headway in equine genetics; here's why this is important for horse health.... Read More

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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

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Genetics: What Does it All Mean?

January 01, 2012

Advances in the field of genetics are especially beneficial to those trying to understand equine disease.... Read More

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Understanding Epigenetics & Early Equine Fetal Development

January 01, 2012

Epigenetics explains inherited traits that might skip a generation or appear spontaneously.... Read More

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Genetic Selection for Equine Health and Performance

January 01, 2012

Understanding genetic determinants for health conditions can help us identify and manage predisposed horses.... Read More

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OC Researcher Named AAEP Past Presidents' Research Fellow

November 23, 2011

McCoy's research investigates genetic risk factors for the development of osteochondrosis (OC).... Read More

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Researchers Examine Ancient Stallions' Genetic Diversity

October 17, 2011

New research indicates that ancient stallions were far more genetically diverse before domestication.... Read More

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The State of the Equine Genome Sequence

October 15, 2011

The first equine genome was sequence was completed in 2007, but what is the state of that sequence in 2011?... Read More

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Selecting a Thoroughbred: The Role of Genetics

September 29, 2011

Researchers are learning what genes (when found or not found) could suggest about a Thoroughbred's potential.... Read More

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Equine Genetics 101: Genetic Concepts and Applications

September 22, 2011

Learn about the basics of equine genetics and the different applications they have in equine performance.... Read More

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Muscle Power: Muscle Mass in Growing Equine Athletes

September 12, 2011

Managing muscle mass in growing athletic horses and in aging horses, includes dietary considerations.... Read More

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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