Belgian horses with two copies of the DDB2 genetic variant are four times more likely to develop ocular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) than those with one or no copies, researchers found.
Researchers identified upper respiratory tract disorders, many of which aren’t common in other horse types, in 92% of the competition draft horses they examined.
Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.
Listeners wonder if feeding guidelines for average-sized horses apply to Draft and Miniature Horses as well.
Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.
Solar foot penetrations involving the joints can be career- and even life-threatening injuries.
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