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Re: [RC] [Guest] Arab/Appy crosses - Karen Sullivan


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From: "Vicki Austin" <kingston04281@xxxxxxxxx>


You cannot worry about "tumors or melinomas" in horses
just because they are grey or appys.   I have had
several horses that have been appys, and grey / whites
 are my favorite colors for horses. I had one grey
(arab something cross) that had so many melanomas.


Vicki, I guess this is exactly WHY someone might want to avoid greys
or appies!  My daughter's grey Arab mare has already had
3 sarcoids cut off..and they were in places where they HAD to be
cut out or they would have interfered with tack.....she is a really
nice horse, but there has been quite a bit of expense, not to mention
downtime.

If someone is going to put a ton of time and $ into a horse, maybe it makes
sense to avoid such problems to begin with.  There are a lot of nice horses
out there.....Keep in mind I love greys and actually went looking for greys
for
awhile.....but probably would never buy an grey again.

Another thing I questions is this fad to breed "chrome", or horses with
white
socks or stockings.  A friend of mine has a lovely bay gelding....has had
nothing
but problems with the two white ankles getting scratches-she swears her next
horse
will have 4 black stockings! Why breed for the w hite?

I have heard of sarcoids in all colors.....but it certainly is predominant
in greys....
and I was just questioning the likelyhood of appys to genetically carry the
likelyhood
of tumors...now I hear about moonblindness.

Karen




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