Uneven feet limit performance of a warmblood horse population

B.M.C. Gorissen, B.J. Ducro, H. van Tartwijk, G. Naber, P. van Eldik, W. Back

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Abstract

Warmblood horses scored by the jury as having uneven feet will never pass yearly selection sales of the Royal Dutch Warmblood Studbook (KWPN).To evaluate whether the undesired trait ‘uneven feet’ influences performance, databases of KWPN (n = 62234 horses) and KNHS (n = 16015 show jumpers, n = 24269 dressage horses) were linked through the unique number of each registered horse. Using a Proc GLM model of SAS was investigated whether uneven feet had effects on age at first start and highest performance level. Elite show jumpers with uneven feet start at 7.2 years and dressage horses 9.4 years of age, which is a significant difference (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-40
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume21
Issue numbersuppl. 13
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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