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Wrangling the equine genome with UFGI member Samantha Brooks

Samantha Brooks, PhD, scares baby horses for a living. In her defense, it’s just a little fright, and it is for science. Brooks, an assistant professor in the department of animal sciences, studies equine genetics as a member of the University of Florida Genetics Institute. Her...
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Brooks Lab: Anhidrosis in horses may have genetic component

Many genetic problems have been identified in horses in last few decades. One of the greatest examples is HYPP, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, traced back to a single Quarter Horse sire, Impressive. Back in 1992, researchers developed a DNA test capable of identifying horses...
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