Panel to unveil equine genome research

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Mar 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff

Dallas-A panel of equine experts plans to explore the benefits of equine genome research for the first time on March 2, during the American Quarter Horse Association convention here.

"Genome Research 101 for the Horse Industry" is sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the AQHA, Morris Animal Foundation and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc.

The findings of genome research may someday allow scientists to genetically map the horse. This will ultimately enable investigators to identify and treat equine disease through gene therapy, experts say.

Presenters are: Dr. Doug Antczak, Cornell University; Dr. Ernie Bailey, University of Kentucky; Dr. Jim Belknap, Auburn University; Drs. Bhanu Chowdhary and Loren Skow, Texas A&M University; Dr. Jim Murray, University of California-Davis; Drs. Jim Mickelson and Stephanie Valberg, University of Minnesota; Dr. Michael Vandenplas, University of Georgia; and Dr. Gene Pranzo, Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation.

The session is free. For more details, contact Sally Baker of the AAEP at (859) 233-0147 or e-mail her at sbaker@aaep.org.