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Genetic Test for Distichiasis in Friesian Horses

Exciting news!! The genetic variant associated with distichiasis in the Friesian horse was recently identified by the UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL), and a test is now available. Distichiasis is an ocular disorder characterized by eyelashes that grow from abnormal positions along the edge of the eyelid, often leading to corneal irritation and damage.

For more information about the genetic test for distichiasis and please visit the UC Davis VGL website:



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