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Genetic data

In high-risk group TENDON INJURIES increases by almost 2.5 times in comparison to low-risk group.

Our GENETIC TESTS carried out on 50 racehorses (with and without tendon injuries) have confirmed that the STRENGHT and the ENDURANCE of tendons, i.e., SDFT, DDFT correspond to the variants of two genes: collagen type V (var I) and tenescin C (var II) .

  • Collagen type V is found in small amounts in tendon. Together with collagen type I it is responsible for the regulation of collagen fiber structure of tendon.
  • Tenescin C is a glycoprotein responsible for the regulation of extracellular matrix of tendon.
High-risk group_50 horses

In the high-risk group, i.e. having at least one variant of the gene increasing the risk of tendon injury – collagen type V (var I) or tenescin C (var II), the percentage of the tendon injury increases up to 58%.

Low-risk group_50 horses

In the low-risk group, i.e. having neutral gene variants: collagen type V (var II, III) and tenescin C (var I, III), the percentage of the tendon injury is 25%.