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Hydrocephalus in Freiesian Horses

Test number: 8501
Gene: Hydrocephalus
Price: £ 48.00 (including VAT)
Breed
Friesian Horse .
The Disease

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a developmental disorder affecting Friesian horses, often resulting in stillbirth of affected foals and dystocia in dams. The medical condition is known as hydrocephalus, which roots from the Greek word hydro- meaning 'water' and Cephalus meaning 'head', is characterized by an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

This causes increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and may cause progressive enlargement of the head. Hydrocephalus also has been associated with dystocia in dams and can eventually lead to fatal complications for the dam at parturition. Affected foals are often stillborn or are euthanized at birth to facilitate parturition.

A nonsense mutation in the B3GALNT2 gene is found to be associated with the occurrence of hydrocephalus in Friesian horses.

The mutation follows an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance.

Sample Requirements
Hair Sample from mane with roots (approx 30 hairs) or 1 ml whole blood in EDTA tube.

How to obtain a viable hair sample

Pull around 30 hairs from the mane of the horse with the roots (in faols hair from the tail maybe taken). Wrap the hairs around your finger or a comb, as close as possible to the skin to ensure you obtain the hair roots. Keep dry, put in a bag, label the bag with the horse name, test (s) required. Place in an envelope and send back to us together with the order form. Broken or cut off hair will not be accepted.

Turnaround
2-3 weeks
Price
£ 48.00 (including VAT)

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