Monthly Archives: December 2010

Testing for Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM)

Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy, or PSSM, affects many types of horses including quarter horses, paint horses, appaloosas, draft horses and warmbloods. Horses with PSSM are not able to properly convert carbohydrates into energy. The un-metabolized carbohydrates collect in the muscles … Continue reading

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Testing for Avian Pox Virus

Animal Genetics offers testing for Avian Pox Virus, a contagious virus that affects a wide variety of domestic and wild birds.  There are two types of this virus – “cutaneous” and “wet.” Cutaneous pox produces wart-like lesions on parts of … Continue reading

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