Originally Posted by ksmith454
I will be praying that your future colt/filly will not have any issues... what a horrible waiting game!
As far as HYPP, my filly has not been tested for it, but it sounds like a good idea. She does not have an Impressive breeding in her. Here is her pedigree: Paisleys Snow Drift Paint
I am fairly close to the stallion, I live about 160 miles away, which I am happy about because I would like to go see the stud in person before making any final decisions.
If she has no lines to Impressive, then she's N/N. He's the only one that the mutation occurred in, at least that they've found. I would check for HERDA, I see a couple lines that go back to Poco Bueno. HERDA - Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia
AQHA offers a genetic disease panel for reduced cost to members, you might check with APHA to see if they do too. "AQHA is now offering a five-panel genetic test for HYPP, PSSM, MH, GBED and HERDA." That way you cover pretty much all of the problems that the stock type horses are known to carry.
I'm praying that this foal dodges the LWO bullet too. The sire is also HYPP N/H, so just how much more genetic soup could they have dumped on one friggin foal? JEEEZ! SO, praying for live and praying for N/N too!