I'm A Bit Nervous, Do I Have Reason To Be?--HYPP - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 60 Old 06-25-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Question I'm A Bit Nervous, Do I Have Reason To Be?--HYPP

So I bought my gelding, Dice, about 2 months ago. Before I bought him I noticed he had Impressive in his pedigree. I asked the breeder if he was N/N and she said his dam was fine so he should be.

So I'm looking through his pedigree and I'm getting a little nervous.

On his dam's side his great great great grandparents were both sired by Impressive and bred together. They are Pretty Impressive who is HYPP N/H and Impressive Heidi who is HYPP N/? And their daughter Pretty Enjoli is listed as HYPP N/H or maybe H/H! I can't find an HYPP status on his grandfather Design You Own.

He hasn't shown any signs of being anything but normal. Do I have any reason to be worried?

I am getting him tested just to be on the safe side I don't want to take any chances.

Here's his pedigree if you want to see it.
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post #2 of 60 Old 06-25-2012, 11:39 AM
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Your best bet is to just pull hair and have the horse tested and try not stress while waiting for the results, then make your decisions from there.
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Hypp is passed on by either his sire or dam doesn't skip generations,so if Both parents HYPP N/N that is where it ends,not be passed on.If you are unsure of status then testing is recommended & give you peace of mind
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"Fine" doesn't mean N/N though. Did the breeder say the mare was N/N or just "fine"?
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Ha! Our horses are related. Both have Mr Sonny Money! I also have Impressive Hope and Impressive Christa from Impressive.
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"Fine" doesn't mean N/N though. Did the breeder say the mare was N/N or just "fine"?
I just looked and I can't find the email where we discussed it but I'm pretty sure she just said the mare was "Fine/normal" I'll have to keep looking.

I'm sending out the test hopefully this Wednesday.

What would I have to worry about if he did come back N/H or H/H? I'm trying not to worry but I'm a worrier it's what I do ~sighs~

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He would only be N/H if he had HYPP as the sire does not link to HYPP and in order to be H/H both sire and dam must be at least N/H.
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I just looked and I can't find the email where we discussed it but I'm pretty sure she just said the mare was "Fine/normal" I'll have to keep looking.

I'm sending out the test hopefully this Wednesday.

What would I have to worry about if he did come back N/H or H/H? I'm trying not to worry but I'm a worrier it's what I do ~sighs~
How much does the test costs if you don't mind sharing?
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How much does the test costs if you don't mind sharing?
Where I am sending it out to it's $30 plus however much it costs to ship which probably wont be much. You're supposed to pull (not cut) 30-40 tail hairs out and make sure you get the root of the hair. Then seal in a ziplock bag and send with a form you fill out.

Here's the website I'm going through
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Disease (HYPP)

NdAppy - I figured I wouldn't have to worry about him being H/H because his sire didn't link to Impressive but I feel better hearing it from someone else haha. What would I have to look out for if he did turn up N/H?
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At one point I read up about HYPP online, and from what I gathered, if the horse is N/H or H/H, they often do seem completely normal, but one day out of the blue they can have an attack - the horse could go most or all of its life without ever having an attack, or it could have one tomorrow. There was no way to predict it.

I don't want to get you needlessly worried til your tests come back, but I will say that my one and only encounter with HYPP was a QH mare who was a lesson horse where I used to work. I don't think anyone there knew what HYPP was (I did not at the time). She had been there for years and was completely normal, but had an attack one day out of the blue in the middle of a lesson. They got the kid off her back before she went down, thankfully, but she went on to have 3 or 4 more attacks in the next 24 hours so they put her down :( It was super sad, she was a great favorite among the kids.
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