About the Authors

Regula Hauswirth

Contributed equally to this work with: Regula Hauswirth, Bianca Haase

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Bianca Haase

Contributed equally to this work with: Regula Hauswirth, Bianca Haase

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Marlis Blatter

Affiliation Swiss National Stud, ALP-Haras, Avenches, Switzerland

Samantha A. Brooks

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Dominik Burger

Affiliations Swiss National Stud, ALP-Haras, Avenches, Switzerland, Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, ALP-Haras and University of Bern, Avenches, Switzerland

Cord Drögemüller

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Vincent Gerber

Affiliation Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern and ALP-Haras, Bern, Switzerland

Diana Henke

Affiliation Division of Neurology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Jozef Janda

Affiliation Division of Experimental Clinical Research, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Rony Jude

Affiliation Certagen GmbH, Rheinbach, Germany

K. Gary Magdesian

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Jacqueline M. Matthews

Affiliation School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Pierre-André Poncet

Affiliation Swiss National Stud, ALP-Haras, Avenches, Switzerland

Vilhjálmur Svansson

Affiliation Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Teruaki Tozaki

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics, Laboratory of Racing Chemistry, Utsunomiya, Japan

Lorna Wilkinson-White

Affiliation School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

M. Cecilia T. Penedo

Affiliation Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Stefan Rieder

Affiliation Swiss National Stud, ALP-Haras, Avenches, Switzerland

Tosso Leeb

Tosso.Leeb@vetsuisse.unibe.ch

Affiliations Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, DermFocus, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BH JMM MCTP SR TL. Performed the experiments: RH BH MB DH LW-W JJ. Analyzed the data: RH BH CD LW-W TL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SAB DB VG RJ KGM P-AP VS TT MCTP SR. Wrote the paper: RH BH TL. Drew the horse heads: RH.