Quarter Horse & Related Breeds Disease Panel (5-panel plus)
This panel bundles together several tests for genetic diseases found in the American Quarter Horse and related breeds.
Panel can be purchased on MyVGL. See below for pricing and list of specific tests included in panel.
Please note: If testing a horse registered or eligible for registration with AQHA, then it is recommended that you order the AQHA's Five-Panel Genetic Disease Test directly through the registry (Order Form). Not doing so may result in a recording fee assessed by AQHA.
Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) is an inherited skin condition primarily found in Quarter Horses that is characterized by hyperextensible skin, scarring, and severe lesions along the back of affected horses.
Immune-mediated myositis (IMM) is an autoimmune muscle disease that can result in severe atrophy and extreme muscle loss. The genetic susceptibility to this condition is found in quarter horses and quarter horse-related breeds.
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited disease in which affected horses can be triggered by halogenated anesthetics, succinylcholine, stress, or excitement, which can induce a hyper-metabolic state characterized by symptoms including muscle contracture, elevated temperature, and an irregular heart rhythm.
Type 1 Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy is a glycogen storage disease that results in the accumulation of abnormal complex sugars in muscle cells, which can lead to muscle pain, weakness, and reluctance to move.