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        07-25-2013, 11:28 PM
    OP, your horse is grey. 100%, no doubt or hesitations about it.

    As for what colour he ends up, all greys will end up white eventually, some with flea bites and some without. The only thing that will change that is if the horse passes away before the greying process gets that far, as some horses grey really slowly. Looking at your horse, I don't think he will be a slow grey, I imagine he will be mostly white by the time he is 10 or 12.

    When it comes to what colour he is under the grey, it is impossible to tell without seeing his foal coat - not after his first shed, but literally his newborn coat. It is not at all unusual for lighter colours to get a lot darker before they go lighter again, so that isn't a reliable way to tell what colour he is under the grey. This guy is palomino going grey, just to show what I mean about getting darker first. He will end up white too, just like any other grey.

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        07-26-2013, 03:11 AM
    Not saying he has any disease, just that this is a disease in the SE arabians, and since he has a weight problem you should have him checked out.
        07-26-2013, 12:45 PM
    CA generally presents at birth, so I wouldn't think this horse had it if he's 2 y/o and isn't showing any signs. I'm also not sure why you think lordosis is related to CA, stevenson. They're two separate, distinct things.

    He has a weight problem because he's young, growing, and SEs tend to be gawky and weedy at that age, not because he's suffering from CA. OP, your horse is extremely unlikely to have CA. He looks like any number of young SEs I've seen over the years. They're not the most attractive youngsters at 2, and like most growing animals go through a fugly stage.
        07-26-2013, 12:48 PM
    CA presents with neurologic signs and often progresses. It is seen in almost all the arabian strains- but especially egyptian and russian lines. If he is not a stallion and therefore going to reproduce and pass it on and is not showing muscle weakness, backend weakness, clumsiness, tremors or anything of the like, CA testing is not particular important.
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