Cornell University Study - Dr. Douglas F. Antczak,
Principal Investigator. This study involves ongoing research
on equine genetic systems. The principal investigator is researching
the role of genetics in horses' development of and immunity
to diseases. Consideration of equine leucocyte antigens is
an important part of this research.
University of Pennsylvania Study - Dr. Sue McDonnell,
Principal Investigator. This project involves basic and applied
studies of reproductive physiology and behavior of stallions,
including phamacologic manipulation of libido, erection, and
Equine Genetic Mapping Project (Genome) - Dr. Bhanu P.
Chowdhary, Principal Investigator. This project is developing
microsatellite markers and the radiation hybrid panel in conjunction
with the creation of the equine genetic map.
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Study
- Dr. Mary Rose Paradis, Principal Investigator. This is a
study of the causes of septicemia and premature birth, which
can cause respiratory failure in newborn foals. Response to
new medical treatments and long term outcome studies are being
Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Equine Fertility Unit
Study - Professor W. R. Allen, Principal Investigator.
This is a multifaceted study of maternal recognition in mares,
including such issues as feomaternal control of pregnancy,
nutritional status before and during gestation, and levels
of exercise during pregnancy and their effects on placental
and fetal development.
Mare Reproduction Loss Syndrome Study
Dr. Michelle M. LeBlanc, Principal Investigator. This study
examines aspects of early fetal losses, delivery of non-viable
foals, and other issues of mare reproductive loss syndrome
and investigates the mode of transmission of this illness.