Genetic Testing for PSSM1 Now Available from APHA
From predicting foals’ color and patterns to identifying inherited genetic disorders, APHA members know the value in genetic testing in their horses. Now, Paint Horse owners have a new tool at their disposal: testing for Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy–Type 1 is now available through APHA’s Disease Diagnostic Package.
APHA will begin offering the PSSM1 test May 11 as part of the association’s Disease Diagnostic Package. This $125 package also includes testing for HERDA (Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia), HYPP (Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis), GBED (Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency) and OLWS (Overo Lethal White Syndrome).