At Noble Hills Farm, genetic diseases are taken very seriously. All of our mares have been tested for GBED, HERDA, PSSM, MH, and HYPP so that we can make better decisions on which stallions to breed them to. The 5-panel test that AQHA offers, is a very economical solution to help us make the best breeding decisions possible.
- Glycogen Branching Enzyme Disorder (GBED): This is a
fatal, recessive disorder in which bodies do not have
the ability to process sugars.
For detailed information on GBED, please see the following web sites.
- Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia (HERDA):
This is a recessive skin disease, that usually presents
when a horse is between 1 and 3 years of age. This
disease has been traced back to Poco Bueno.
For detailed information on HERDA, please see the following web sites:
- Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Disease (HYPP):
Dominant inherited disease that can be traced back to
Impressive. Symptoms may include muscle twitching,
respiratory noises, and paralysis attacks which can lead
to sudden death.
For more information, please see the following sites:
- Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM): Dominant
inherited trait that is characterized by the abnormal
accumulation of the normal and abnormal forms of sugar
stored in muscle and muscle tissue, respectively.
For detailed information on PSSM, please see the following:
- Malignant Hyperthermia (MH): Potentially fatal
disease that is usually associated with, and influences PSSM.
For more information, please see http://www.horsetesting.com/MH.htm
AQHA members who wish to order a 5-Panel test kit from AQHA, please click here.
Noble Hills Farm, LLC
Metamora, MI 48455