Originally Posted by Breezy2011
Whats a lethal white foal? I was thinking on breeding her in a few years, maybe. If I do breed her, chances are I will not have her tested for genes. But I won't be breeding her for quite a few years yet, so I am not worried.
Testing her is essential if you are going to breed her. A lethal white foal is not something so easy to avoid and there is no reason not to make every effort (testing) to do so. The big issue with the lethal white foal is that they have incomplete digestive systems and it is 100% fatal, after a painful bout of colic symptoms. You have a beautiful, seemingly healthy foal, that is dead in three days - and they die a horrible death (unless you have the sense to euth immediately).
I would suggest doing some very serious research on this (and other) subject before even considering any breedings.