Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
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I don't know if you have mustangs - but the gene for laminitis is incredibly rare, as mustangs will laminitis die off in the wild and therefore do not further along the gene. Very few mustangs EVER end up unsound..
I don't want to hijack your thread, so please if you want this question ignored here OP I'll take it to another thread.
I have never heard of a 'laminitis gene'. It was my understanding that mustangs, and other wild horses don't get laminitis because they are on poor grazing with much exercise to find food (ie. the healthiest way to keep horses).
So if you were to take a wild horse, and put it into a man-managed pasture full of lush green grass,it is almost guaranteed to get laminitis.
NB I'm not implying at you will do this OP, just meaning that any good-doer type horse such as a Mustang, or Welsh, or Canadian, will be at risk from Laminitis if they are put on good grazing.
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