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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute To Partner with Plusvital For Genetic Testing

Irish equine science company Plusvital is delighted to announce a partnership with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute to offer a range of genetic tests for Thoroughbred horses. Powered by Equinome’s cutting edge genomic tools, the genetic tests analyse the DNA of a horse to predict optimum race distance, optimum race surface and performance potential. Speaking at […]

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Sounds Like Science Fiction: Genetically Modified Horses To Hit The Ground In 2019

The term “genetically engineered” doesn’t just apply to crops—soon it may also apply to horses. Genetically engineered “super horses” may be born as soon as 2019, thanks to a breakthrough made by a lab that has cloned polo ponies in the past. Currently, there are no rules prohibiting these genetically enhanced horses from competing at […]

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DNA-Based Techniques Aid In Diagnosis Of Tick-Borne Infections

New DNA-based procedures could greatly enhance the diagnosis of tick-borne diseases, a review from Nigeria concluded. Carried by ticks, equine piroplasmosis has had a major impact on the equine industry, said Lawan Adamu and his colleagues from various Nigerian academic institutions. Infections of equine piroplasmosis reduce the athletic performance and breeding capabilities of equines worldwide. […]

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Stem Cell Advances Could Aid Horses And Humans

The University of California-Davis’s Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures (VIRC) is working on new ways to integrate stem cell methodology into medical discoveries and clinical practice. The school has specific faculty, staff and students working as teams to develop and carry out relevant clinical trials in naturally occurring diseases. The research is then evolved into clinical […]

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