Researchers studying devastating disease that inhibits sweating in horses

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s equine extension veterinarian, Dr. Sally DeNotta, has teamed up with a researcher from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences who focuses on equine genetics in hopes of identifying better ways to treat a devastating disease in horses known as equine anhidrosis. There is no cure for the disease, which affects approximately one-tenth of horses that live in Florida. The two describe their collaboration, and why UF’s research into this disease is so important, in this new video.

Read a related story by UF-IFAS writer Tory Moore about UF scientists’ discovery of genetic markers tied to horses’ inability to sweat.



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