OMIA 002472-9796 : Ewe neck in Equus caballus

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Mode of inheritance: Multifactorial

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Species-specific name: also known as Swan Neck, Turkey Neck, and Upside-down Neck

Species-specific description: Ripolles et al. :2020): "Ewe Neck is one of the disqualifying morphological defects in PRE [Pura Raza Español] horses."

Inheritance: Ripolles et al (2020) estimated a heritability coefficient for Ewe Neck score ranging from 0.23 to 0.34.

Breed: Pura Raza Español.


2020 Ripolles, M., Sánchez-Guerrero, M.J., Perdomo-González, D.I., Azor, P., Valera, M. :
Survey of risk factors and genetic characterization of ewe neck in a world population of Pura Raza Español horses. Animals (Basel) 10:1789, 2020. Pubmed reference: 33019702. DOI: 10.3390/ani10101789.

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