Association between serum esterase (Es) type and starting proportion in Swedish Trotters: further observations. Academic Article uri icon


  • A study was carried out to attempt to explain the basis of the association between the Es locus and starting proportion in Swedish Trotters which had been observed previously. The effect of Es genotype on starting proportion has diminished among horses born in the late 1970s. There are indications that the incidence of leg lesions varies between Es genotypes. If this is true, it is possible that the decreasing effect of the Es locus on starting proportion is due to the environmental changes which have been made at race tracks in the early 1980s to reduce the strain on the legs of the trotters.

published proceedings

  • Anim Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Andersson-Eklund, L., Andersson, L., & Sandberg, K.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Andersson-Eklund, L||Andersson, L||Sandberg, K

publication date

  • January 1989