|Animal:||Horses & Ponies|
|Keywords:||ocular squamous cell carcinoma, SCC, horse, equine, eye, ophthalmology, genetics, gene|
Financially, you will be responsible for covering any costs associated with injuries sustained while participating in this trial and any costs associated with follow up of your animal at VMTH for assessment.
We are looking for horses with confirmed ocular SCC (confirmed by pathology), or horses that have not been diagnosed with ocular SCC that are at least 13 years old. Horses that are suspicious for ocular SCC are invited to participate, but confirmation would be required prior to inclusion in the study.
Any horse with confirmed ocular SCC does not need to be evaluated in person to participate. Participation for horses with confirmed ocular SCC involves providing (1) a copy of a pathology report confirming ocular SCC, (2) the horse’s registered name for pedigree analysis, and (3) a blood or hair sample. Horses that have not had ocular SCC and are at least 13 years old will need to be examined by a boarded veterinary ophthalmologist to confirm that they do not have ocular SCC. This may be done at UC-Davis VMTH or elsewhere.
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