Bettering the Breed: AQHA Stud Book and Registration Committee Approves Genetic Panel Test Measures

June 11th, 2013 11:00 AM | No Comments

Stallion RS Refrection, owned by Glenn Gieschen of NJ. Photo courtesy of Glenn

The American Quarter Horse Association
June 7, 2013

All stallions exposed to 25 or more mares during the 2014 breeding season will be required to have a genetic disease panel test on file with AQHA prior to the registration of their foals resulting from breedings occurring after January 1, 2014. This rule was approved by the AQHA Stud Book and Registration Committee at the 2013 AQHA Convention in March.

Additionally, the Stud Book and Registration Committee recommended that all stallions will be required to have a genetic disease panel test on file with AQHA prior to the registration of their foals resulting from breedings occurring after January 1, 2015.

The AQHA members attending the convention membership business meeting agreed with the Stud Book and Registration Committee’s recommendation, and the recommendation was adopted by the AQHA Board of Directors. These new rules will be denoted as Rule REG108.4 and REG108.5 in the 2014 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.

To read more, including what genetic diseases AQHA will test for, click here.

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