|Animal:||Horses & Ponies|
|Keywords:||bilateral corneal stromal loss, BCSL, Friesians, Friesian horse, horse, equine, gene, eye|
Participation will include an examination of your horse’s eyes by a veterinary ophthalmologist, photography of the horse to document coat color and any abnormalities found in the eyes, collection of hair samples from the horse’s mane, and discussion of the horse’s medical history. For some horses, hair samples may be collected from the mane to examine DNA for genes that may be involved in the development of BCSL. If any horse objects to having their eyes examined, or to having mane hair pulled, these procedures would not be performed.
If you allow your horse to participate in this study, you will not be responsible for anything other than allowing us access to examine your horse and pull hairs from the mane.
We are looking for Friesian horses with and without a diagnosis of bilateral corneal stromal loss (BCSL).
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