Horse Genetics

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Livestock Conservancy removes Morgan (Traditional) from Priority List
The move comes in light of healthy registration numbers, joint commitment to maintaining genetic diversity within the breed
Unveiling of new UK aged horse center with officials posed in front of the facility
University of Kentucky unveils new Aged Horse Care and Education Facility
The new center was created to help lead breakthroughs in senior horse care and train the next generation of scientists
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Easy gaits
What gives some horses all the right moves?
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New study targets equine 'spook' response
In the wild, horses must be alert for predators that might attack them. This means that even domesticated horses are hardwired to be aware of danger and can scare easily. AdobeStock image Unfortunately,...
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Second cloned Przewalski’s horse offers hope for species conservation
Scientists are hailing the birth of the world’s second cloned Przewalski’s horse as an indication that cloning might indeed be a useful tool in genetic rescue. According to an April 19 news release from...
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EQUUS 'Farm Calls' episode 14: Equine genetics and health
Dr. Samantha Brooks discusses the effects of genetics on equine health.
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The genetics of anhidrosis
Anhidrosis, the complete or partial inability to sweat, occurs more frequently in some breeds and among horses with a family history of the condition, which suggests a heritable component.