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Date:7/26/2014 12:17:31 PM
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Rode Darbs bareback yesterday, just a trail ride. He did good, plan on riding saddle today.

A genetic test was made available to horse breeders in 1992, and can id affected horses with virtual certainty. The simple blood test is available at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine , Department of Medicine, or through the AQHA. Breeders were pressurised to show that Impressive bred horses were negative for HYPP,or to remove them from breeding.The lucky ones protect their investments by advertising their negative test results along with their stud services and sales. At the AQHA 2004 convention a motion was passed to set January 1st 2007 as the date after which foals testing homozygous for HYPP would no longer be registrable, with mandatory testing for HYPP for the descendants of Impressive. The Appaloosa Association followed suit and will disallow the registry of homozygous foals from January 1st 2008. The American Palomino registries have gone all the way and passes rulings against both homozygous and heterozygous HYPP horses, also beginning on January 1st 2007. Part and half-blood registries need to follow suit and pass rulings on both testing and registration . If enough pressure is brought to bear it might eventually be possible to eliminate this awful disease from the horse population , so that Impressive may be remembered forhis impressive legacy rather than his infamous one. Thay's the end of Impressive's story, hope everyone enjoyed reading it. Tommorrow i am going to share about my and Darby's goal.... Thanks for all the support so far!
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