Thursday, February 28, 2008

France: Review of French Equine Research Provided at Event - Full Story

by: Christa Lesté-Lasserre
February 28 2008, Article # 11416

More than 200 researchers, veterinarians, breeders, and other equine professionals participated in the 34th annual French Equine Research Day held Feb. 28 in Paris, France. The event, sponsored by the French National Stud, provides a forum for presentation and discussion of the most recent equine research in the country.

This year's program addressed three major subject areas: sociology and economy, infectious pathologies, and equine genetics. The 25 topics presented included behavior studies, grazing patterns, comparative research on various turfs and their effects on joints and tendons, herpesvirus, influenza, and the use of molecular markers in genetic selection. Particular emphasis was given to the discussion of the management of the 2007 equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak in France and measures to reduce EVA risks worldwide...


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