Thank you ever one.
Sadly Victoria has lateral patella luxation too so she can never be bred from therefore her dam must carry the gene so she can never be bred from again either. Which puts our breeding program back to square one trying to find new mares and a new stallion.
Sorry to hear that. I know it's not much consolation, but as I mentioned earlier, it's always encouraging to see breeders who act responsibly, even at high cost. You're doing the right thing and it must be really discouraging for you to have to lose these horses for breeding. I really hope you'll be able to find some really good ponies that do not have this issue and get back on track.
I don't know much about Shetlands or this particular condition, is there any treatment for it?
Not really there is a very expensive operation if they have it bad enough which ours don't yet other wise just painkillers when the knees pop out and rest. I am hoping to keep/get Vicky and my stallion sound enough to show this year still though.
This is Vicky from the other day, I will need to start getting in foal feed I think as she is starting to kick her mum off of her feed also Mara is starting to get run down as Vicky is very big and taking a lot from her so it will help Mara out, btw Mara is seeing the vet on tuesday just incase there is something else going on.
Sorry for the rubbish photo a certain foals doesn't like the idea of staying still today.
Vicky's show bridle arrived in the post today, I am very very please with it. Vicky will be 2 months old tomorrow boy how time flies.