Naked foal syn­drome

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I read “Ge­netic Test Now Avail­able for Naked Foal Syn­drome” (Med­i­cal Front, EQUUS 476), and I wanted to let your read­ers know that the web­site of the Akhal-Teke As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica (www. akhal-teke.org) has more in­for­ma­tion on this con­di­tion and what the ATAA is do­ing to ad­dress it. So far, we have had 25 horses tested through our pro­gram and have pub­lished the re­sults on our web­site.

While naked foal syn­drome does not ap­pear to be a large prob­lem in our North Amer­i­can Akhal-Teke pop­u­la­tion, as we know of only one af­fected foal born ap­prox­i­mately 20 years ago, we feel that help­ing to ed­u­cate breed­ers and own­ers is the best way to erad­i­cate this mu­ta­tion. Cathy Leddy Sno­homish, Wash­ing­ton

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