PSSM1 and 2

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  1. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    I had some stuff come up so I haven’t gotten it done yet. I’ve been experimenting with managing her like a PSSM horse, and I don’t know that I’ve seen any changes. Beyond the fact that she no longer seems tender footed since being on magnesium.

    I will test, it just got pushed down the list a bit.
     
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    Lopinslow Senior Member

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    Do you have lymes disease where you are?
     
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    Arem Senior Member

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    Yes. I’m not certain of the commonality of it, though. My mom had it years ago.
     
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    Lopinslow Senior Member

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    It has a very wide range of symptoms. May want to ask your vet about it. April was sky high chronic levels.
     
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    Ace came back n/Px. His dam is negative for everything.
     
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    So this means he is heterozygous for Px. That means he is affected, and he gets it from his sire´s side, right?
    Have you contacted his breeder, as a head´s up? Or are you not stirring that pot?
     
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    If you believe in the tests and stand behind them then yes, that’s what it means. Px is linked to RER. As of now all they know is that not every Px horse has RER. Ace does. They have also come to know that Px by itself isn’t a huge issue, it needs another gene to amplify it. So Ace will continue to be tested for each new mutation they find to figure out why he was so affected. As of now he’s finally back on track.


    ETA: I have sent a message to the sire’s owner.
     
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    Serenity06 Senior Member

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    How’s your mare doing?
     
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    Arem Senior Member

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    She’s doing well! She’s just on hay, Tribute calm n easy, MSM, and magnesium. She’s seeming pretty comfortable on that. I would love to see her more solidly sound, but she is improving and sound enough to get her back in shape. I wish I had access to a good enough farrier for orthopedic shoeing.

    I’m not strongly suspecting PSSM anymore, but I do still intend to test as soon as I stop having zillions of other expenses coming up that are more pressing.
     
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    She’s doing well! She’s just on hay, Tribute calm n easy, MSM, and magnesium. She’s seeming pretty comfortable on that. I would love to see her more solidly sound, but she is improving and sound enough to get her back in shape. I wish I had access to a good enough farrier for orthopedic shoeing.

    I’m not strongly suspecting PSSM anymore, but I do still intend to test as soon as I stop having zillions of other expenses coming up that are more pressing.
     

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