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Thought I would put a link here to the info on Cerebellar Abiotrophy.
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Most of you breeders have heard of SCID, and are aware there is a test for it. (if not go to www.FOAL.org for more info), but did you know about CA? Cerebellar Abiotrophy has so far been found in ALL bloodlines. From pure polish, to Russian, to Crabbet and even Straight egyptian.

I urge anyone breeding or thinking of breeding a horse to an arabian to make sure it has been tested. The test for CA comes from UC Davis. it is a simple DNA test for markers associated with CA. It is only 50 dollars, it is easy to do and worth it to avoid having an affected foal.

I hope everyone finds this information helpful.

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Thought I would bump this up. Breeding season is here.

Recently they have also developed a test for LFS (Lavender foal syndrome)

Make sure your breeding stock is tested :)

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MS Aurelius is an Echao son, who is a CA carrier. Sheen tested her mare when she found out he was a carrier, and, of all things, it turns out she was also a CA Carrier.
Reed pulled through the 25% chance and came out CA N/N.
But it's a horrible disease and one that should definitely be tested for.
 
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