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by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Mar 17, 2020
Dwarfism in horses causes major health challenges, leading to a heightened risk of functional handicaps, nutritional disorders, chronic pain, and serious welfare concerns.
by Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor | Aug 10, 2019
Do grazing muzzles cause stress or alter social behavior? Researchers tested a group of Miniature Horses to find out.
by Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor | Feb 25, 2019
When it comes to putting equids such as mules and Miniature Horses under general anesthesia, veterinarians must factor in those animals’ physical and behavioral differences.
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Feb 12, 2019
Scientists categorize dwarfism in horses as being either proportional or disproportional, but both types are caused by genetic mutations.
by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment | Nov 20, 2018
Researchers identified found mutations in the gene aggrecan—the major structural protein of cartilage associated with dwarfism in Miniature Horses.
by Ernie Bailey, MS, PhD | Aug 24, 2017
Dr. Ernest Bailey shares information about genetic diseases that related to specific breeds.
by Sallie S. Hyman, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, CVA | Jul 26, 2016
While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues.
by Michelle N. Anderson, TheHorse.com Digital Managing Editor | Oct 22, 2015
Take a look at how equine registrations, transfers, and memberships have risen and declined over the past 20 years.
by Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc | Feb 11, 2015
By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.
by Clair Thunes, PhD | Dec 22, 2014
Listeners wonder if feeding guidelines for average-sized horses apply to Draft and Miniature Horses as well.
by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment | Apr 24, 2014
The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory is now offering DNA-based tests for four mutations in the aggrecan gene associated with dwarfism in Miniature Horses.
by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment | Mar 29, 2014
Eberth’s research uncovered four mutations in the gene aggrecan (the major structural protein of cartilage) that are associated with dwarfism in the Miniature Horse.