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Filling in Gaps in the Horse Genome Related to Tendon Health

Tendon diseases often result in severe lameness and debilitation for horses. Although the equine genome was released in 2007, major informational gaps still exist, slowing the discovery of new treatments and therapies. Using new sequencing technologies, researchers will identify previously unrecognized tendon-specific and tendon-associated genes. This study will provide for a more robust equine genome, will improve our understanding of tendon aging in horses, and will help advance the development of treatments for life-limiting lameness in horses.

Principal Investigator: Michael Mienaltowski, DVM, PhD, University of California, Davis


Study ID: D17EQ-818