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Friesian Health Panel

Friesian HorseThis health panel bundles together the three known tests for genetic diseases found in the Friesian horse.

Distichiasis

Distichiasis is a condition in which the eyelashes grow from an abnormal position on the edges of the eyelids. These misplaced lashes can contact the cornea (clear ‘window’ of the front of the eye), leading to irritation and corneal ulcers, which can impact vision.

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM1)

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.

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS)

Five mutations in the androgen receptor gene, located on the X chromosome, are known to result in androgen insensitivity. Androgen insensitivity syndrome causes male horses to be sterile and appear phenotypically female.

Equine Familial Isolated Hypoparathyroidism (EFIH)

Equine familial isolated hypoparathyroidism (EFIH), previously termed idiopathic hypocalcemia, is an invariably fatal condition that causes involuntary contraction of muscles and seizures in Thoroughbred foals.

Parentage/Genetic Marker Report

This DNA-based parentage test uses microsatellite marker analysis to compare the DNA profile of an offspring to the profiles of possible parents.

Shetland Pony Coat Color Panel

Palomino Shetland PonyThe Shetland Pony Coat Color Panel bundles together several genetic tests relevant to coat color in the Shetland Pony breed.