>>>>> I only posted that other breeds were at risk because some people think that ONLY QH's and Paints can get it. The statement that eastowest copied wasn't on the website when I had read it. Honestly, I posted a blog on MySpace about this MONTHS ago and just copied it over, so there may be updates that I'm not aware of. I stand by what I said though, any horse with QH Impressive in it's blood could be at risk, as in there is a POSSIBILITY that the horse may have it. I didn't say all horses with Impressive blood had the disease, just that it's POSSIBLE.
I am not trying to make this a big deal, honestly-- I am just trying to point out how to accurately share information and reduce confusion/misinformation/rumors/panic and etc.
Your ORIGINAL post I was responding to said this: (quoting you directly-- highlights mine)
HyPP isn't restricted to just QH's and Paints either, it says Arabians, Appaloosas, Pintos and other stock breeds may be at risk. Any horse that has Impressive in it's bloodlines. Here is the website I got most of my information from, I found it really informative.
"It" (the web site you got info from) was not accurate about HYPP in Arabians. Arabians are NOT at risk, as no purebred Arabian ever traces to the QH Impressive. HALF Arabians that trace to him MAY be at risk. "It" has some good info, but also some bad info, as well as using some pretty emotionally charged language.
I sent links to two websites I would trust for accurate, up to date info-- UC Davis (where HYPP was discovered, where the test was first offered, and is still offered) and AQHA (they fund research on HYPP -- this particular mutation traces its source to a horse in their registry and AQHA marks HYPP test results on QH Impressive descendants' papers).
You also didn't originally specify that the "Impressive" you were talking about was the AQHA registered Impressive. I see you are saying "QH Impressive" now. Thats good!
Accuracy--this is all I was trying to get to.