Re: To breed or not to breed


I wouldn't breed her. You already know she is Cushings, so that predisposes her offspring to likely be Cushings as well. Not a guarantee the offspring will be, but a very good chance. I know of a few people that bred mares before Cushings diagnosis, kept the offspring and low and behold those offspring eventually became Cushings as well.
MT 9/04

--- In EquineCushings@..., "bzbusser" wrote:

We currently have a 13 year old morgan mare who was recently diagnosed with cushings after a slight case of founder at a horse show. She does not have IR in fact her levels where beyond low when tested. My question is that she is a great mare and we bought her for breeding. Should cushing mares be bred? She is currently on prescend and doing wonderful. We just dont want to breed her if it is going to hurt her health. Thank you, Brianna

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