Participant Instructions

COVID-19 UPDATEIn adherence to the University of Minnesota and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19, our lab members will be teleworking until further notice. Your packages will be received at our loading dock and mailbox, but will remain there until collected by a lab member on a weekly basis. This means you can continue to send your hay, grain, and supplement samples, however, please send hair roots instead of blood samples for the next few weeks.You can also continue to fill out our Muscle Disease in Horses survey and upload files to Dropbox if you haven’t already during this time. 

Please make sure you have all the items on the Owner Checklist before proceeding to the Muscle Disease in Horses Survey.

Helpful Materials for the Survey (Lameness section):

Instructions for Files to Upload to Dropbox (After the Survey):

Collection Instructions for samples to send to the Equine Genetics and Genomics Laboratory for each horse from the survey:

Sample Submission Forms to send with Hair Roots or Blood Samples:

Documents for International Participants:

Shipping Address for Samples Within the USA:
Dr. Molly McCue, c/o Kendall Blanchard
225 Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Shipping Address for International Samples (see How to Ship Samples Internationally with Import Permit):
Dr. Molly McCue, c/o Kendall Blanchard
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
University of Minnesota
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

When you are sending samples, please send us an email with the tracking number and items you sent to ASAP. 

If you are shipping samples from outside the USA, please see How to Ship Samples Internationally with Import Permit.