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PSSM Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy an online talk

16 Feb 2022

PSSM is a muscle disease that can cause episodes of muscle stiffness and pain. It's most prevalent in breeds such as Quarter Horses, Appaloosas and warmbloods, but has been identified in other breeds too. Vet Laura Trigg BVSc Cert AVP(EP) MRCVS, of Seadown Veterinary Services in the New Forest, Hampshire, is kindly donating her time to present an online talk on the subject, explaining what horse owners and breeders should be aware of, how the owners of horses with PSSM can best manage them, and of course, busting some PSSM myths!

Laura is one of two Honorary Veterinary Surgeons to the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society (holders of the Stud Book of Origin for the breed) and, as type 1 PSSM was identified within the New Forest pony breed back in 2017, has been heavily involved with the disease as the breed society instigated a programme of genetic testing to identify affected bloodlines, cease breeding from affected stock and promote awareness amongst owners and breeders.

This event will be live online. A recording will be made available to all ticket-holders for a seven day duration after the event, so if you cannot attend at the time simply buy your ticket and watch later.

Time: 7.30pm - 9pm

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