Dwarfism with joint laxity in Friesian horses is associated with a splice site mutation in B4GALT7

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Leegwater, Peter A.; Vos-Loohuis, Manon; Ducro, Bart J.; Boegheim, Iris J.; Bastiaansen, John W.M.; Dibbits, Bert W.; Schurink, Anouk;
  • Subject: Genome | Galactosyltransferase I | Hypermobile joints | Equus caballus | Growth retardation | Linkeropathy | Extracellular matrix | Proteoglycan

<p>Background: Inbreeding and population bottlenecks in the ancestry of Friesian horses has led to health issues such as dwarfism. The limbs of dwarfs are short and the ribs are protruding inwards at the costochondral junction, while the head and back appear normal. A s... View more
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