The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University partnered with the University of Minnesota in procuring blood samples from over 700 Standardbred horses in New Jersey and New York for a new group of studies aimed at identifying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases in horses… "The Equine Science Center was proud to be able to show our colleagues from Minnesota some of the best Standardbred horses in the country," said Karyn Malinowski, PhD, professor of animal science and the director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center. "To be able to get blood samples from these top-tier competitors will not only help to diversify the genetic studies taking place, but will also provide great performance data to be used by the trainers of these horses. My heartfelt thanks goes out to the over 20 trainers who participated in the data collection."… Sampling in New Jersey and New York took place Sept. 10-13, and will be added to a larger sampling conducted by the University of Minnesota team.
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