Read the full scientific publication here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2021.103756 Video provided by Dr. Tyler Troop, veterinarian and educator at Performance Equine Associates in Oklahoma. Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia, or “HERDA”, is a heritable skin disease that primarily affects the American Quarter Horse breed. Signs or symptoms of HERDA include stretchy, elastic skin that tears easily, slow or non-healing skin wounds or lacerations, hematomas and ulcerat
Many equestrians have seen this meme floating around the internet, and, for horse folks, it’s a familiar concept. The meme is captioned “A Reiner next to a Hunter”, depicting two similar-looking horses standing side by side. Both horses are chestnuts with a white blaze, but the similarities stop there. Conformation-wise, the horses are very different - the Hunter is taller with long legs and a slight build while the Reiner is compact, shorter, and very muscular. We find it in
Today, we are taking a look at a line of horses and how drastically different pedigree can be from actual genomic measures of Thoroughbred ancestry. We will further analyze this using the Windfall lineage. Windfall II, owned by Tim Holekamp, is a 27-year-old Trakehner stallion sired by Habicht and out of Wundermaedel, that represented the United States in the 2004 Olympic Games to help secure team bronze. Accumulating 1,281.5 points over his eventing career, Windfall II is t
Vandiver and Tsetserleg are two half-brothers that have just competed in this years’ Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for Team USA Eventing. Both brothers were sired by eventing & Olympic royalty - Windfall II. Accumulating 1,281.5 points over his eventing career, Windfall II is third on the list of United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA)'s historical high point standings. The journey of Vandiver and Tsetserleg to the Olympic level raises questions for curious minds: Is succ
Stallion Eye Candy Alert: Check out the AMAZING Billy Mexico and EtalonDx team member Vani Khosla during their big win in the $25k 1.40m Open Classic at Desert International Horse Park... Way to #ShowOffYourGenes!