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Study & Survey

 

Survey info

We are requesting your assistance with our research to better understand the relationship between symptoms and environmental factors involved with the multifactorial genetic disorder PSSM2 (equine myopathy). We have prepared a detailed questionnaire to allow us to gather data on tested horses. Answering will take approximate 25 minutes.

 

You can find the survey above this info or HERE

 

While filling out the questionnaire it will be helpful to have your horse’s sample number or registration number and possibly any bloodwork if appropriate. It is possible to start filling in the questionnaire, pause it and complete it at a later time.

Every survey participant and all contributed information will support our study. We therefore kindly ask you to participate in the survey even for a tested horse that may have a normal genotype or no symptoms. Every response helps us better understand the disorder, regardless of the severity of the horse's symptoms or whether the horse is symptomatic at all. If you have tested two or more horses, please complete the survey once for each horse. For each completed survey, generatio will donate 2 € to the charity Equiwent.

If you tested a horse prior to purchase, but chose not to purchase it, it is not necessary to complete this survey. Please send us an email at pssm2team@generatio.com with the animal’s name or sample number, the test result, and why you chose not to purchase the horse.  All data will be kept anonymous.

Your participation is completely voluntary and does not oblige you in any way to generatio or our services.  All data about you or your horse will be treated with absolute confidentiality and anonymized in the course of evaluating the survey.

 

If you have any questions before participating in the survey or if you would like any clarifications, please contact us by email at pssm2team@generatio.com or by phone at +49 (0)7071 565 44 850.

 

With your participation you support us to better understand the background of PSSM2 and to be able to help affected horses more efficiently.

We rely on your support and thank you in advance for taking the time to complete our questionnaire.

 

- Dr. Melissa Cox