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Researchers Pinpoint The Cause Of Naked Foal Syndrome Thanks To Gene Sequencing

Akhal-Teke horses, a breed native to Turkmenistan, are known for their endurance, speed, intelligence and distinctive metallic sheen. This breed is also susceptible to a condition known as Naked Foal Syndrome, in which foals are born with almost no hair and scaly skin. Horses with the condition die between a few weeks old and 3 […]

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Chromosome 14 Linked to OCD in Standardbreds

In a recent study of Standardbred racehorses, it was discovered that two regions on chromosome 14 have been linked to osteochondrosis, a debilitating condition of the hock that originated in fetal development. Presenting as abnormal cartilage within a joint, it can be soft, collapsed, thickened or separated entirely from the bone, which is called osteochondrosis […]

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