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#1 diane

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:01 PM

There's a small article about the finding of a form of SCID in a Caspian Pony foal. It's stated that an Arabian SCID test was done but proved negative. However, a necropsy (September 2009) has suggested SCID in a "Caspian Pony" form - virtually no thymus... no lymphocytes... and nor were there any lymphocyte precursors detected in his bone marrow... all of these findings, according to Witonsky and larson, point to a "text-book case" of SCID. A report will be produced shortly for a scientific journal.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 07:16 AM

Hi Diane - there is a similar problem in the Fell Pony - have attached the link to the article for anyone who is interested - http://www.raresteed...2000_report.htm
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:57 AM

This brings to mind something that I've sometimes pondered: given that the Arabian has been fairly extensively used for other breeds, is it possible that other breeds have CA carriers as well? As when you cover your non-Arabian mare with a stallion that happens to be a CA carrier. Is it possible that the resulting foal is a CA carrier even when it isn't a pure Arabian?

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:07 AM

As when you cover your non-Arabian mare with a stallion that happens to be a CA carrier. Is it possible that the resulting foal is a CA carrier even when it isn't a pure Arabian?

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:19 AM

Some of the Warmblood breeds that accept Arab mares for breeding require that the mare be tested negative for SCID before she is inspected.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:58 PM

Some of the Warmblood breeds that accept Arab mares for breeding require that the mare be tested negative for SCID before she is inspected.

:1: that's logical, understandable and exceptable :)
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