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Applications for Equine Genetics


This webcast will cover detailed information regarding equine genetic testing including where genetic diseases come from and how genetic tests work. In addition, specific information on genetic tests for Quarter Horse related breeds will be discussed as well as strategies for incorporating genetic testing in breeding operations.

Presenter Information

Stephanie Valberg is professor and Director of the University of Minnesota Equine Center, St. Paul MN. She received her undergraduate degree and D.V.M. from the Ontario Veterinary College, completed a Ph.D. in equine exercise physiology at the Swedish University of Animal Science as well as a residency in internal medicine at the University of California – Davis. She is a Board certified internal medicine clinician at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Valberg’s research centers on neuromuscular diseases in horses with a special focus on genetic diseases of skeletal muscle and their nutritional management. She has received several research awards including the Distinguished Women Scholar at the University of Minnesota, the EquiSci International Award and the Pfizer Award for research excellence and has over 110 scientific publications. Dr. Valberg is a frequent speaker at national and international veterinary, nutrition and genetic conferences.

*CORRECTION: The information provided during the live webcast and contained in the archived recording regarding the AQHA registration of H/N horses is incorrect.

  • Horses that are H/H for HYPP are now ineligible for registration

  • Horses that are H/N are eligible for registration.

Watch the recorded webcast below!

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