Genetic Disease Testing

Have you ever had your horse tested for a genetic disorder or disease? If so, tell us about it in the comments.


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Comments & Write-in Answers

I had my horse, a Peruvian Paso, tested for DSLD.

8/14/2017 11:41:54 PM


8/14/2017 5:41:16 PM

All breeders have a moral obligation to do any genetic test that applies or potentially applies to t

8/14/2017 10:39:39 AM


8/14/2017 9:22:39 AM

I tested my overo mare and she is heterozygous for lethal white before i knew all overos have it

8/13/2017 9:53:37 PM


8/13/2017 6:54:40 AM

No, but we do have a pony with Cushings which his previous owners tested for.

8/13/2017 5:35:29 AM


8/12/2017 2:04:20 PM

full arabian panels on all

8/12/2017 8:58:06 AM

I had a filly tested for hype back in the early 90s thru UC Davis

8/11/2017 6:11:29 PM

AQHA 5 test panel (GBED, HERDA, HYPP, MH, & PSSM) for potential breeding animals.

8/11/2017 4:59:21 PM


8/11/2017 9:16:28 AM

All test came back negative.

8/10/2017 8:41:58 PM

Alopecia areata

8/10/2017 3:36:44 PM

QH - 4 panel - PSSM, MH, GBED and HERDA

8/10/2017 12:07:10 PM

i had two horses in a study to find a genetic link for Insulin Resistance

8/10/2017 11:24:50 AM

PSSM Type 1 successfully managed since year 2010

8/10/2017 9:51:39 AM

Cushings Disease & Diabetes

8/9/2017 11:13:16 PM

Had my stallion tested for SCID (thankfully he was negative!)

8/9/2017 9:30:57 PM

Tested for HYPP My Paint filly has lines to the QH Impressive

8/9/2017 8:56:26 PM


8/9/2017 8:47:57 PM

For relevant breeds I require tests prior to purchase. Any horse being bred should always be tested.

8/9/2017 8:15:09 PM

My Akhal-teke stallion was tested for naked foal syndrome. He was neg/neg

8/9/2017 7:43:25 PM

Didn't realize the trainer sold me a horse that had Impressive breeding. It showed he's N/H

8/9/2017 7:39:01 PM

Not my personal horse but one in our barn. Suspected HYPP but all testing was negative

8/9/2017 6:02:52 PM

Have had 6 of my Arabians tested for CA and SCID.

8/9/2017 10:50:40 AM

pssm, her half sister had it, so I tested just to be sure she was clear.

8/9/2017 10:21:21 AM


8/9/2017 8:58:48 AM

I have had all of my breeding stock checked for SCIDS, LFS & CA.

8/9/2017 7:07:26 AM

No, but if I were a breeder I would. Right now I just have trail horses.

8/8/2017 11:33:22 PM

PSSM Tested postive

8/8/2017 10:02:39 PM

Tested for my ApxQH for PSSM, was negative. Sore muscles from Lyme--easy to treat!

8/8/2017 6:52:02 PM

HYPP foal from N/h mare (Impressive lines)

8/8/2017 4:35:24 PM

Yes, HYPP.

8/8/2017 4:30:16 PM

PSSM & HYPP, turned out to be EMD due to low Vitamin E she's fine now!

8/8/2017 4:21:56 PM

my horse from IMPRESSIVE line=HYPP testing done, showed double negative

8/8/2017 12:02:22 PM

I don't own one of the breeds prone to genetic disorders, like HYPP.

8/8/2017 9:51:56 AM

In the spring of 2017 my 21 yr. old gelding was diagnosed with Cushings disease. We started him on

8/8/2017 8:25:01 AM

Healthy horses

8/8/2017 7:01:52 AM