PSSM Genetic Mutation Reported in Some UK Horse Breeds

Collaborative efforts between researchers on both sides of the Atlantic have identified that a genetic mutation in enzyme glycogen synthase 1 (GYS1) is an important cause of polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM, a form of exertional rhabdomyolysis) in a variety of UK horse breeds including the Cob and Connemara-cross.

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