We are researchers looking at the genetics of body size in the domestic horse. Horses come in a range of sizes, shapes, and temperaments. This is mostly a result of selective breeding—when traits like body size and conformation are selected for, so are changes in genes, called alleles, that affect these traits.
To participate in our study we need:
• 35 specific body measurements • A tail hair sample (to collect DNA) • A 3-generation pedigree (if available) • A profile photo of your horse
All information is kept strictly confidential.
Our research could ultimately lead to the discovery of genes fundamental to growth processes and could improve the quality of life for both horses and all mammals, including humans.
For more information, please contact the Brooks and Sutter Labs at (607) 254-8217 at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (607) 253-3592, email@example.com
We hope to hear from you!
Our study is looking for certain genes (alleles) that may contribute to body size in horses. We are collecting body measurements and tail hair samples from horses of all different breeds, shapes, and sizes.
After enough samples are collected (we are aiming for 1,000 horses!), we hope to be able to take any given set of measurements and, from the unique combination of values that each horse gives, be able to identify exactly what breed the horse is from.
Once we have enough samples, we will take the DNA from the tail hair bulbs and "scan" horses to see if we can find differences in their DNA (called gene markers) that could be linked to their differences in body size.
With regards to the actual measurements, we take 35 body measurements, ranging from ear length to the circumference of the hind cannon. We record all measurements in inches.
For those who have horse (equine) discussion groups on YahooGroups, and would like to change the settings for attachments:
For those who want to change the attachment settings:
 Login to YahooGroups  Click onto the specific group  Click onto Management (in the left sidebar)  Click onto Messages (under Group Settings on the right side)  Click onto the Edit button next to Posting and Archives  Click onto the appropriate radio button under Attachments  Save Changes
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To the tune of "If you're happy and you know it"...
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Sing it to the tune of "Hello Mother, Hello Father" from camp song.
How's it hangin'? So much cleaner. Aren't you glad I washed your wiener? I'll admit it's kinda creepy that I had to stick my arm up in your pee-pee.
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After half an hour of toilin' and of squirtin' baby oil in, you're as fresh there as a daisy. Either this means I love you or else I'm crazy!!!
An original composition by GottaRide, written on company time. Who can control inspiration? Sung to the tune of Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda:
Is it clean now Near your udder? Is it smooth now Smooth as butter? It's a chore that I'm not keen on I'm either something to be kicked Or else to lean on
There's much crust there 'Tween your teatsies More disgusting Than your feetsies I'll admit it's kinda scarey To be reaching under you where it's not hairy.
It is black and kinda peely Sometimes chunky, but ideally It's a good thing, all in all So you don't rub your tail raw upon the stall wall.
Now the mare folks Have their own diddy About cleaning their mare's titty Hope you've had some slight enjoyment As for me I might be facing unemployment!