Sherry’s Blog - Summer 2018

Sherry Scott MBE invites Lynne Crowden of Woodlander Stud to share an insight into Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome. Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) is a genetically induced disorder seen in horses, specifically those belonging to the Warmblood breeds. Affected foals have extremely fragile skin that tears or cuts from contact with normal surroundings, are subject to infections, and are often euthanized within a few days of birth. The disease is caused by a mutation of a gene and is incurable. The disease is caused by a mutation in the PLOD1 gene, which is important for an enzyme, which supports the...

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