Investigating the genetic and genomic basis of osteochondrosis in Thoroughbred horses from Australia and New Zealand

@inproceedings{Castle2012InvestigatingTG,
  title={Investigating the genetic and genomic basis of osteochondrosis in Thoroughbred horses from Australia and New Zealand},
  author={Kao Castle},
  year={2012}
}
Osteochondrosis (OC) is a skeletal disorder that occurs in young, growing animals. It is defined as a focal disturbance of endochondral ossification, visible as small, discrete areas of abnormal bone and/or cartilage tissue occurring at typical sites on the articular surfaces of joints. In the Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred horse populations, OC is one of the most common skeletal lesions reported to occur in young horses. The presence of OC lesions can negatively affect a horse's… CONTINUE READING

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