Horse Genetics

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What is HYPP in Horses?

HYPP (hyperkalemic periodic paralysis). Celery is a high-potassium food, and horses with HYPP are sensitive to potassium. Eating too much celery can trigger a HYPP episode, which can be life-threatening. Horses with Hypp It’s a genetic condition that affects horses. It causes a build-up of potassium in the blood, which can lead to muscle weakness, …

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How Long Do Horses Live?

Horses are long-term commitments, and their lifespan significantly impacts the responsibilities and considerations associated with their care. With a clear understanding of how long horses typically live, you can make informed decisions about equine health, nutrition, exercise, and overall quality of life. I would say it is a majestic creature.  Horse’s Lifespan Let’s say you’re …

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