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General information

Dear HHBI Participant,

Thank you for your interest in the CAG "HorseHealth and Biobank Initiative".  With your help, samples in this Biobank will allow scientists to research various complex diseases and traits in horses.

We have developed this detailed health questionnaire in order to identify environmental and health factors.  Please fill it out to the best of your knowledge. Data is kept strictly confidential, and once received in the laboratory samples will be de-identified to preserve anonymity.

At the end of the survey, you will be asked to print off and sign a Consent Form that you will send to us, along with a sample of your horse's hair. 

You may enroll as many horses/ponies as you wish.  Unfortunately, it is not possible to leave the survey and return later to complete it (incomplete data will not be saved), so please have any information you need available before you begin.  Your horse’s passport may be helpful.

After you Submit the survey for the first horse, you will be taken to a page where you get information on how to send in the hair sample.  If you have another horse to enroll, click the link to start the survey again.  Only one Consent Form is necessary, even if multiple samples are submitted.

Thank you for your participation, and your support of research to improve horse health!

With best regards,
Melissa L. Cox, Ph.D.
CAG Scientific Lead