The white colour in horses with a special regards to the kit gene mutations
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This work describes the up to date studies and scientific discoveries in regards to the white phenotype in horses, the equine KIT gene and inter species KIT gene review. The KIT locus is associated with health issues and normal function of the body and is an integral part of the white color coat appearance. Many similarities among species arise, and also many differences, the most interesting one is in the horse where the desire for the white color horse appearance have increased in the last 300 years and excessive breeding have come with genetic mutations that are yet to be fully understood.