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Identifying Genes Involved in Eye Cancer of Horses

Ocular squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common cancer in horses, affects the eyes and can lead to visual impairment. Haflinger horses are particularly suspectible. Researchers will determine the incidence in this breed and the lines of horses affected. They will also identify what genes, if any, are involved. Understanding the genetics of this cancer may help decrease its incidence.

Dr. Rebecca R. Bellone, University of Tampa