There is a very interesting and informative article about HERDA, called, "Outsmarting HERDA," found in the Cascade Horseman Magazine, by Stephanie Duquette. The article states: "The genetic skin disorder is heavily concentrated in cutting horses, but experts say many horses in other disciplines are at risk and should be tested."
The good news is that the gene is recessive. The article goes onto say that the cutting industry is doing a great job of testing for this trait. I'm planning on getting my horses tested. No idea yet of the cost for that though.
Anyway, I thought this important enough to pass on. Forms and testing info. can be found at: College of Veterinary Medicine-Cornell University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Emily. Had no idea it would be so inexpensive!
Bobbi, you are very welcome. As you know, that bloodline is all over the U.S. and I don't know where else, all-be it a wonderful bloodlne!
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