Originally Posted by Muppetgirl
Wow, that's a very comprehensive list!!! It's good that it's there for reference though! Does the breeder/seller have to by law tell a potential buyer if a horse carries CA? Or does the buyer have to research and test for it? It looks like a nasty disease!
That is actually a very minor list compared to what's been tested... People just aren't posting results.
There isn't any laws, so it's up to the buyer or breeder. It's getting to the point where a sale is based on a CA/SCID test.
I wouldn't breed to a stallion that wasn't tested for CA. I'd have to really consider before I thought about breeding to a CA Carrier stallion.
It's ugly, but managable in knowledagable hands.
If you become familiar enough with the list you can catch carriers by eye, but because it's so vast, I would definitely test.