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        06-25-2012, 10:50 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I'd suggest telling her to get the mare tested during the PPE and asking that vet about it, but she's probably not getting a PPE either, is she?
         
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        06-25-2012, 10:57 AM
      #12
    Trained
    WG is the mare a QH? What's her registered name?
         
        06-25-2012, 11:03 AM
      #13
    Started
    Nope, taking daughter to ride her and if the daughter rides her, she will bring her home. And maybe I am worrying and the mare is N/N.. but have seen what HYPP does and just can't imagine this person not even questioning the owner.. Oh well.
         
        06-25-2012, 11:04 AM
      #14
    Showing
    If the mare proves to be N/H it is important to make dietary adjustments to keep the potassium levels low. My N/H has never had an episode and I do watch his potassium intake. The horse that went over backwards was not the result of an episode which produces muscle weakness. During a severe episode the horse will wobble and go down. If you are a member of AQHA you can find out this mare's status or perhaps someone else could.
         
        06-25-2012, 11:05 AM
      #15
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Super Nova    
    AQHA should also be taking the same stance on PSSM1 now that it can be identified by simple blood work.

    Super Nova
    I have always heard that PSSM1 is not fatal like HYPP and that was why it won't be regulated in the registration process. Not sure just what I've heard.

    I think a responsible breeder should test the sire and dam before breeding for both. But as we all know, winning a show is more important than conscientious breeding to some owners.
         
        06-25-2012, 11:10 AM
      #16
    Showing
    Wyoming, the horse world is full of stupid. All you can do is look the other way as difficult as it is.
         
        06-25-2012, 11:21 AM
      #17
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    If the mare proves to be N/H it is important to make dietary adjustments to keep the potassium levels low. My N/H has never had an episode and I do watch his potassium intake. The horse that went over backwards was not the result of an episode which produces muscle weakness. During a severe episode the horse will wobble and go down. If you are a member of AQHA you can find out this mare's status or perhaps someone else could.
    Saddlebag-How would you know what caused the episode that MHfoundation QH is referring to? Were you there? Just curious. I would doubt that all episodes are the same. I had one who we tested because of "seizure-like activity"-he was negative, but I would not wish anything like that on anyone! Not only do they injure themselves, but the people around them. Especially with a kid! Sorry Wyoming. It is hard to watch someone make this kind of mistake for sure.
         
        06-25-2012, 11:31 AM
      #18
    Showing
    ^University vets confirmed the attack. The mare seized and lost her legs while in motion, pure bad luck that the hind end went first. Had she been standing still it likely wouldn't have played out the way it did.
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        06-25-2012, 11:42 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    OP it is not your knowledge in ?? At all. You are being a caring friend showing concern. In fact, you seem to care more about this woman's child than she does at the moment. When things are calm & you are together perhaps you could remind her that her child's safety is really important & it would be really sad if her daughter got hurt & she could have prevented it. When I purchased my Appendix the previous owner didn't think it was necessary, so I had it done as part of the PPE. Since it is a DNA work up our vet had to send the test to the University, that took a while & the original owner was just furious that I was concerned about HYPP. My kids came first...soo I told her either wait for the results or take the mare back from our trial. She waited & we still own the mare. If this woman is more worried about $$ than the safety of her kids..well there is very little I would have to do with her!
         
        06-25-2012, 01:26 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpiritLifter    
    I have always heard that PSSM1 is not fatal like HYPP and that was why it won't be regulated in the registration process. Not sure just what I've heard.

    I think a responsible breeder should test the sire and dam before breeding for both. But as we all know, winning a show is more important than conscientious breeding to some owners.
    Both PSSM1 and PSSM2 depending on the degree of muscle involvement can lead to a very poor quality of life and even the need to euthanize.

    I think that any disease that affects the quality of life that can be prevented should and AQHA should always be pro active in this department.

    Super Nova
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