Have just read your latest contribution to the eye problem forum,thank you !!! i have been reading the discussion and my feelings are that careful linebreeding from health checked lines which in some cases have been screened for several generations is much safer health wise than outcrossing to other lines for a low COI. Total outcrossing can also create a clash of genes as I found out with my mare , going away from the lines I know to another breed COI 0% result a severley deformed hydrops foal, a very sick mare that we nearly lost , a vet bill of £2500 and total losses of £3500. My vet is one of the top equine reproductive vets reason for this tragedy, A total clash of genes. If I had used a different stallion from lines I knew worked with my mares pedigree this could have been avoided.
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