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Targeting Relevant Genes Involved in Cushing’s Syndrome

Because of its crippling nature and prevalence in horses throughout the world, laminitis is a top priority for research. Horses that experience equine metabolic syndrome, also known as Cushing’s syndrome, are more likely to develop laminitis. Investigators from the Ohio State University will look at changes in the way cells within the layers of the hoof communicate and will examine the role of specific genes in an effort to better understand the disease process. Their eventual goal is to identify new targets for treatment of laminitis.

Dr. James K. Belknap, The Ohio State University

Co-sponsors: The Johnson-Stillman Family Foundation, American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation