Originally Posted by KigerQueen
I'm against breeding ANYTHING with a genetic disorder. Its called a disorder for a reason. HYPP is bad, HERDA is worst, and OWLS is just irresponsible breeding. If I bred a horse and I get something out that was not healthy (JEB, HYPP,HERDA, OWLS) I would never breed that mare again. If it was something she had never produced (assuming I'm nob and had not had a genetic panel done) I would have the mare tested for everything. If she came back negative I would not only confront the breeder, I would NEVER use that stud. Some show breeders forget we are breeding animals for longevity, not for them to last maybe 5 years.
If you don't know What JEB is here is a link Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa (JEB) in Belgian Draft Horses: AAEP 2003 | TheHorse.com
I agree somewhat with you kigerqueen. However with SCID and a few other genetic disorders a carrier bred to a non carrier will not cause the horse to be symptomatic of the disorder. In fact as long as you do not breed to carriers then the disorder is benign.
All my mares are genetically safe and so are my stallions.
I would not hesitate to breed them to a SCID carrier if the mare or stallion had something to add to my herd.
HYPP however is different and breeding any horse not NN to me is unsafe and unethical. Shalom