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Abstracts and Studies
First Posted: Aug 22, 2010
Jan 14, 2012

Ocular Findings in Quarter Horses with Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia.

"J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Aug 1;237(3):304-10.
Ocular findings in Quarter Horses with hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia.
Mochal CA, Miller WW, Cooley AJ, Linford RL, Ryan PL, Rashmir-Raven AM.
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA.


OBJECTIVE: To compare ocular structures of Quarter Horses homozygous for hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) with those of Quarter Horses not affected by HERDA (control horses) and to determine the frequency of new corneal ulcers for horses with and without HERDA during a 4-year period. ...

CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Alterations in corneal thickness, arrangement of collagen fibers, and incidence of corneal ulcers indicated that abnormalities in horses with HERDA were not limited to the skin."

PMID: 20673112 [PubMed - in process]

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Abstracts and Studies