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Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma Update – Testing Now Available!

Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma Update – Testing Now Available!

Researchers at UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory investigated SCC in the Haflinger breed and determined that a recessive mode of inheritance explains some of the genetic components involved in the development of this cancer. They also discovered a DNA marker that identifies horses at higher risk to develop limbal and/or third eye lid SCC. The VGL now offers a DNA-based test for the only known genetic risk factor for SCC in horses, which you can find here.

Read the full update from the studies at UC Davis in the latest issue of Haflinger Horse!