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justjinx

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We just found out that one of our stallion prospects (my sister's), a yearling black & white homozygous stallion, has a functional heart murmur.
Activity will affect his heart and this may be hereditary. Knowing this, he will have to be gelded and probably sold as a pasture pet.

Has anyone else had a mini diagnosed with this or know of any particular lines carrying this gene?

Just curious as I know heart murmurs are common in newborn minis.

Thanks in advance! jennifer
 

melissa

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heart murmurs are common in many young animals. We see lots of animals with them that grow out of it. not much experience with it in horses.
 

victoria

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No in a mini, however probably my most talented eventer was found to have one. I did in the end give him away to a forever home for gentle hacking out, under my vets advice. Not sure if it was heriditroy but the line he came from has a bit of a black reputation. The sire was gifted to another country and died 2 day after landing in the new country. All sorts of other inury related problems with the offpring.
 

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