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October 9, 2019

The Benefits Of Genetic Testing for Horses in Training

The Benefits Of Genetic Testing for Horses in Training This article, entitled The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Horses in Training, was originally published in the Paulick Report on 4th October 2019.[vc_single_image image=”11647″ img_size=”1000×667″ alignment=”center”]Without a doubt, the successful training of Thoroughbred racehorses is a complicated process, which includes the formidable task of selecting a…

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August 1, 2019

Speed Gene Test Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns

Speed Gene Test Goes Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns This article, entitled Speed Gene Test Goes Beyond Track Performance; Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns, was originally published in the Paulick Report on 31st July 2019.[vc_single_image image=”11154″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”]Pedigree is at the core of the Thoroughbred horse industry. For centuries, breeders and trainers have…

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July 17, 2019

Ten Years On From The Discovery Of The Speed Gene

Incredulity To Acceptance: Ten Years On From The Discovery Of The Speed Gene Martin Stevens speaks to Professor Emmeline Hill about her breakthrough on the Speed Gene This article, entitled Incredulity To Acceptance: Ten Years On From The Discovery Of The Speed Gene, was originally published in The Racing Post on 16th July 2019.[vc_single_image image=”11164″…

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June 4, 2019

Bloodline: The Search For Speed

Bloodline: The Search For Speed [vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rHZCtwl-hw” align=”center”]Bloodline is a short film that depicts historical selective breeding of horses for speed with a focus on Ireland’s contribution to excellence in Thoroughbred horse breeding. The film emphasises the significance of Science Foundation Ireland‘s funded research into Thoroughbred horse genomics at University College Dublin in the context…

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May 21, 2019

Leopardstown And Plusvital Partner For Plusvital Ballycorus Stakes

Leopardstown And Plusvital Partner For Plusvital Ballycorus Stakes Equine science industry leaders Plusvital and Leopardstown Racecourse partner for €60,000 Group 3 Plusvital Ballycorus Stakes Leopardstown have announced Plusvital as the feature sponsor on June 13th with the equine supplement and genetic testing leaders sponsoring the feature race on the day; the Group 3 Plusvital Ballycorus…

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January 20, 2019

The Hard Shoulder With Ivan Yates: Professor Emmeline Hill

The Hard Shoulder With Ivan Yates: Professor Emmeline Hill Listen to Prof Emmeline Hill talk through Plusvital’s recently released research showing the Speed Gene as the main determinant of race distance with a very interested Ivan Yates on Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder.

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January 10, 2019

The ‘Speed Gene’ Is The Main Determinant Of Race Distance

Major New Study Provides Unequivocal Evidence The ‘Speed Gene’ Is The Main Determinant Of Race Distance – Expert says study ends any dispute over the central role of the ‘Speed Gene’ – ‘Stayers’ at serious threat of extinction in global population[vc_empty_space height=”5px”]A major new study of the race records and genetics of thousands of race…

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October 31, 2018

SINE Of A Winning Thoroughbred: New Speed Gene Research

The SINE Of A Winning Thoroughbred A research team led by Plusvital’s CSO, Prof Emmeline Hill, have today published a scientific paper that identifies the specific mutation in the Speed Gene that causes the change in muscle growth in the Thoroughbred. This variation in muscle growth and muscle fibre type differentiation manifests itself on the…

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July 25, 2018

Plusvital To Attend Spoga Horse Autumn 2018

Plusvital To Attend Spoga Horse Autumn 2018 Irish equine science company Plusvital is delighted to announce that it will be attending Spoga Horse Autumn this year. The company will be showcasing a scientifically-based range of supplements and cutting edge genetic tests for Thoroughbreds, including the world’s first nutrigenomic supplement for horses, EnerGene-Q10. The Plusvital team is set to join over…

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July 23, 2018

Plusvital Partner With New Zealand Breeders (NZTBA)

Plusvital Partner With New Zealand Breeders (NZTBA) Irish equine science company Plusvital has just announced a new partnership with the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (NZTBA), who will offer their members detailed information and discounts on Plusvital’s range of genetic tests for Thoroughbred horses. Powered by Equinome’s cutting edge genomic tools, these genetic tests analyse the DNA…

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