A genome-wide association study demonstrates significant genetic variation for fracture risk in Thoroughbred racehorses

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Blott, Sarah C; Swinburne, June E; Sibbons, Charlene; Fox-Clipsham, Laura Y; Helwegen, Maud; Hillyer, Lynn; Parkin, Tim DH; Newton, J; Vaudin, Mark; (2014)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: BMC Genomics,volume 15,pages147-147 (issn: 1471-2164, eissn: 1471-2164)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4008154, doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-147
  • Subject: Horse | Biotechnology | Research Article | Genetics | Genetic variation | Genome-wide association | Fracture risk

Background: \ud Thoroughbred racehorses are subject to non-traumatic distal limb bone fractures that occur during racing and exercise. Susceptibility to fracture may be due to underlying disturbances in bone metabolism which have a genetic cause. Fracture risk has been ... View more
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