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<p><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><strong>ASD stands for Anterior Segment Dysgenesis.<br /><span style="color: #ff9900;">WHAT IS IT?</span><br />It is an eye abnormality that is associated with the Silver color in horses.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</strong></span>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana;"><br /></span> <span style="font-family: Verdana;">The majority of affected&nbsp;horses have acceptable eyesight, although impairment severity varies between individuals. Horses with one copy of the gene can be affected but are usually not to affected.&nbsp; Horses with two copies of the gene will have more severe symptoms sometimes including cysts and malformed pupils sometimes including blindness.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Verdana;">ASD is linked to the&nbsp;Silver gene&nbsp;in horses.<br /><br /><span style="color: #ff9900;">WHAT BREEDS ARE AFFECTED?</span><br /></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><strong>Affected breeds include&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;">Rocky Mountain Horse, Kentucky Saddler, Miniature Horse any other breeds or individuals that have the color Silver.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><br /><span style="color: #ff9900;">HOW IS IT TESTED?</span><br />There are no direct genetic tests for ASD, but a test for the Silver gene is available. If your horse has the silver gene or has two copies of the silver gene have your vet&nbsp;do an eye exam.&nbsp;<br /><br /><span style="color: #ff9900;">WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?</span><br /></span></p>
<p>T<span style="font-family: Verdana;">here is no cure for ASD.&nbsp;<br /><br /></span></p>
<p>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Verdana;">The only way to prevent ASD is to not breed ASD positive horses. If you are incorporating Silver i</span></p>

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