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Creating a lung tissue bank to study respiratory diseases in horses

Summary: Researchers will develop a cryopreservation technique to preserve airway tissue from horses that die of natural diseases with the goal of creating a tissue bank for studying respiratory diseases in horses. 

Description: The ability to bank viable airway tissues from well-defined, diseased and control equine populations is critically needed for studying complex gene interactions responsible for common equine respiratory ailments, such as recurrent airway obstruction and inflammatory airway disease. In this pilot study, researchers will develop cryopreservation techniques that will facilitate banking sections of airways from horses that die of natural disease. This is an essential step toward increasing research efforts to improve treatments for horses with respiratory diseases.


INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Cyprianna E. Swiderski, Mississippi State University Research & Technology Corporation