WFFS (syndrome du poulain fragile)

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) is an inherited systemic connective tissue
Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) is an inherited systemic connective tissue disorder that is prevalent in Warmblood horses. Skin lacks tensile strength (extreme skin fragility characterized by tearing, ulceration, etc. from contact with normal surroundings). Lesions occur anywhere on the body, but are most noted on pressure points and in addition to skin wounds, lesions are found on the gums and other oral cavity mucous membranes and the perineum. Limb joints are lax and hyperextensible. Fetlocks are the most dramatically affected and affected foals cannot stand normally. Affected foals must be euthanized soon after birth. Research at the Cornell University has identified the gene responsible for the condition known as WFFS. LABOKLIN holds the exclusive license from Cornell university to test samples for WFFS.
Appaloosa, autre / inconnu, Bavarois, Brandenburger, Cheval de Hesse, cheval de sang belge (BWP), Cheval de sport allemand, Danois, Einsiedler, Haflinger, Hanovrien, Holsteiner, Irish Sport Horse, KWPN, Letton, Mecklenburgeois, Mustang, Oldenbourg, Paint Horse, Poney de selle allemand, Quarab, Quarter Horse, Quarter Pony, Rhenan sang chaud, Selle autrichien, Selle de Saxe, Selle Francais, Selle suédois, Selle tchèque, Trakehner, Westphalien, Wielkopolsk, Württemberger, Zweibrücker
autosomal recessive
Test duration
3-5 days after arrival of the sample in the lab
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