It is my opinion that any Appaloosa entering a breeding programme should be tested for the 5-panel test. This test is for five different genetic diseases found in quarter horses and other stock horse breeds such as the Appaloosa.
Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency (GBED) Recessive
Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia (HERDA) Recessive
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis Disease (HYPP) Incomplete Dominant
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) Dominant
Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy – Type 1 (PSSM1) Dominant
Although our horses are pure 5 generations of Appaloosa’s, they have horses far back in their pedigrees which are known to have one or more of these genetic diseases.
Just look at Ben’s pedigree; Here.
ALL NEGATIVE HERE AT REDHEART APPALOOSAS FOR THE 5-PANEL