|Animal:||Horses & Ponies|
|Keywords:||arabian, horse, arabian horse, ventricular septal defect, equine|
To participate in the study, we will need you or your veterinarian to collect and submit a blood sample (3ml in an EDTA purple top) for DNA extraction by the cardiac genetics laboratory.
If you are willing to have your horse participate, we will need you or your veterinarian to collect and submit a blood sample. If your Arabian was diagnosed with a heart murmur but you are unsure whether it qualifies for the study, please contact us. In some cases, we may be able to review your horse's medical records or even fund a cardiac examination for your horse.
We are looking for Arabian horses or Arabian crosses that have a right-sided systolic heart murmur, or a veterinary diagnosis of ventricular septal defects. Horses must tolerate handling and stand for the echocardiogram.
Have any questions or want to learn more? Leave your contact details below and the research team will reach out to you.