A genome-wide association study for equine recurrent airway obstruction in European Warmblood horses reveals a suggestive new quantitative trait locus on chromosome 13.

@article{Schnider2017AGA,
  title={A genome-wide association study for equine recurrent airway obstruction in European Warmblood horses reveals a suggestive new quantitative trait locus on chromosome 13.},
  author={Darren R Schnider and Stefan Rieder and Tosso Leeb and Vinzenz Gerber and Markus Neuditschko},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2017},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={691-693}
}
Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as heaves, is an asthma-like respiratory disease. Its development is strongly influenced by environmental risk factors such as sensitization and exposure to moldy hay, straw bedding and stabling indoors. A hereditary component has been documented in previous studies; however, so far no causative genetic variant that influences the risk of developing RAO has been identified. In this study, we revised an existing dataset and selected 384 horses for… CONTINUE READING