Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

By knowing what diseases certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take steps to curb undesirable conditions

Appaloosas are prone to eye problems. Quarter Horses tend to tie up. Arabians can produce immune-deficient foals. Today it’s common knowledge that some breeds are more predisposed to certain conditions than others. But it was only a few decades ago that researchers first identified these genetic disorders in horses. Since then they have defined a number of condi

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