Thursday, June 11, 2015

What is HERDA?

Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia. It's a nasty little recessive that causes a defect in collagen. The horses appear normal, until you try to put tack on them - which then causes their skin to tear off (and not heal).

Most affected horses are put down as they can't be ridden or bred and damage has often been done before the disease is noticed.

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